WWII German Double-Decal M-35 Army Helmet -
This is a German WWII Double-Decal helmet. Of steel construction with two air vents. The standard
leather liner has been used. Earlier M-35 model with the rolled edge.
The helmet has a leather liner with multiple fingers which point towards the center of the helmet.
Each finger is secured by the use of a string. Adjusting the length of the string allowed the
user to alter the way the helmet rested on his head.
The helmet has two square rings where the leather chin strap would be attached to the helmet. This
sample is missing the straps.
The back portion of the was usually stamped with codes to indicate the manufacturer's name, date
of production and size of helmet. It is important to note that not all helmets were stamped.
Another interesting aspect of this piece is that the name of the owner was painted.
An aluminum ring is rivetted to the inside body of the helmet. The leather liner is then attached
to the circle. A close up view of the chin strap ring is provided.
The modern German helmet saw its birth during World War One. Its design was so advanced
for the time that the German government saw it fit for the same basic design to be re-employed
during World War Two.
The German helmet of World Wat Two has become one of the most recognizable silhouttes of war.
The helmetss of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were approximatelly
9 different types developed. Even the non-military helmets often displayed the
swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party. The helmet was constructed of a
combination of metal and leather.
This is a close up view of the German Army eagle helmet sticker. The eagle is placed right below
the air vent rivet.
WWII German helmets are currently being
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other American military headgear, you can do so by
going to our WWII German helmets
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Luftwaffe and other organizations.