Original German WWII M40 Refurbished Single Decal Waffen SS Camouflage Helmet - Stamped EF64
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 64 helmet shell, refurbished by a master German camouflage restorer. The shell is stamped E.F. 64, indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. It is also stamped with lot number 144 under the rear skirt. Size 64 is a nice medium size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 57cm or US 7 to 7 1/8. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII Single Decal Waffen SS Camouflage Helmet:
- This darker three color scheme is typical of the Eastern Front during the warmer months, particularly in Russia or in the Balkan Campaign. The color better matched the terrain.
- The wire around the helmet allowed for foliage and other items to easily be attached to increase the camouflage profile of the helmet. These were used throughout the eastern front by the Waffen SS
- Helmets issued later in the war would only have the SS decal on the right side of the helmet, omitting the NSDAP shield.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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