German WWII Reproduction M35 II SS Pz.Kp Kursk Helmet
New Made Item: These are so authentic people will think they are genuine WW2. No two are the same! Simply put this is the very best reproduction M1935 helmet available anywhere. It is an IMA exclusive and has been in development for over a year. It was copied exactly from an original in the IMA collection. But let us explain precisely why it is the very best:
Every helmet has been hand painted and aged, so none will be the same. We have also aged and darkened the leather liner to give it a one-of-a-kind personalization as if it was picked up after a battle put away in a safe place and rediscovered 70 years later.
- Best known as the largest tank battle of WWII, the IISSPzKp carried the weight of the last great offensive by Germany in the East
- Three veteran SS units combined to spearhead the drive, : 1st SS LAG, 2SSDas Reich, 3SS Totenkopf.
- In spite of defenses almost 100 miles deep, the units drove forward regardless of losses.
- Helmets at this time were heavily camouflaged with cloth covers or paint provided or found by the field units. The Turtle Shell pattern as found on this example is representative of the Green patterns found at this time.
This helmet shell is constructed of 1.8mm thick steel, exactly the same thickness used by the Germans in WWII. This means our helmet is as heavy and as solid as an original. The shell is large (size 68) and has the correct classic M1935 rolled edge as well as proper hollow rivet ventilation holes. For added authenticity we stamped the code 1575 at nape and ET68 over ear.
The liner comprised of soft (dark colored) genuine leather that, just like the originals, will turn brown with age, in correct eight finger configuration with central drawstring and an M1931 aluminum liner band that is maker marked, dated, and size stamped! Liner size can accommodate head sizes 7 (56cm) up to 7 5/8 (61cm).
This is perhaps the finest most authentic M35 replica helmet offered anywhere in the world.
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