WWI Dutch Army M-16 Combat Helmet -
This is a fine example of a late WWI Dutch M-16 combat helmet. One of the distinguishing aspects to
notice are the holes opened all around the lip of the helmet.
It is hard to find these helmets with the original finish and liner.
The liner is constructed of leather and is secured to the helmet itself using a leather band, which
is in turn riveted to the body of the helmet.
Most modern military helmets saw their birth during World War One. The need to address the
multitude of head wounds in the trenches was the foundation for the widespread development
and deployment of helmets.
This section discusses several of the military helmets of the world.
The helmets from various armies came in a variety of designs. There were a large number
of different types developed. In many cases the use of the spilled over into non-military
applications such as police and civil defense. most of the helmets during WWI and WWII were
constructed of a combination of metal and leather.
The author is not aware that this type of headgear is currently being
However, there is no guarantee that it is not. in many cases
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 Dutch military helmets, you can do so by
going to our Dutch Military headgear
identification guide. Where we cover multiple pieces.