Original German WWII Refurbished M40 SS Ardennes Winter Medic 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. The shell is stamped EF 64 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 64 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 59cm or US 7 to 7 1/4. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
SS Ardennes Winter Medic Helmet
- On December 16th 1944 the Germans launched their last great offensive. Known here as the Battle of the Bulge, it is officially known as the Ardennes offensive.
- The German code name was Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein. (Watch on the Rhein). The intent was to lull the Allies to sleep thinking it was a defensive operation.
- The spearhead unit was the 6th Panzer Army made up of the 1SSLAH, 3SSTotenkompf, and 12SS Hitler Jugen.
- This helmet has 3 wires that in the summer was used for covering with brush. By December 1944 it had been over painted with white to blend with the snow. The red crosses are plainly seen repainted over the white.
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 and hand painted palm tree swastika (as was done in history). 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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