This is an original German M35 helmet. The helmet is ET64 marked and was made in 1937. In the post-war era someone chromed plated the helmet, probably as biker art. The helmet was repainted over the chrome with a nice shade of field gray enamel, and had Police decals applied to look like a typical combat Police helmet from the early part of the war. The paint is very strong and should hold up well for a reenactor. While this is by no means a perfect restoration, as the chrome was not stripped this might be the perfect helmet for a reenactor on a budget.