This original German M35 helmet is size 64 and was made by Quist. The lot number indicates 1938 production. The helmet has been totally stripped of post-war paint, then repainted the correct shade of pre-war apple green.
Both decals were applied with period correct varnish. The North Africa camoflage was brushed around he inside of the skirt and around the outside. The national colors decal was painted over, while the Heer eagle was carefully painted around as was a common practice. The helmet was restored to look like it might have been a depot refurbish from North Africa. The old pre-war liner and brass pins are long gone, and have been replaced with a newer aluminum liner dated 1941 and a set of 1941 dated steel split pins. The liner frame is original, but has been rebuilt with new distressed leather. The chinstrap is new, but the buckle and I bolts are original WWII German factory production.