This M35 is size 64/57. The shell is NS marked and was made in late 1939. The helmet has been fully stripped of post-war paint then repainted the correct shade of smooth pre-war field gray. Police decals were properly applied with period varnish. The inside of the dome was ink stamped with a 1939 inspector’s stamp.
The helmet’s restoration was based on those worn in tropical climates by German police units. A helmet like this would have been seen in North Africa, Sicily, and even the South of France. The helmet was heavily aged to reflect service that theater. It also has the feel of a vet bring-back.
This is the perfect helmet for anyone interested in the WWII in the Mediterranean theater.