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German Model 1917 WWI Combat Helmet
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The helmet is in fact a Model 1916 helmet shell but with the steel interior band for the liner that was introduced to replace the leather liner band in 1917, leading this style helmet to be frequently referred to as the "Model 1917" helmet. The exterior field gray paint is approximately 90% intact. The helmet bears the interior stamp of "ET64", indicating a size 64 shell manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerke in Thale. The three pad liner is present and intact, complete with drawstring and with the rear "pillows" retaining their filling. The leather of the liner pads was originally the typically seen white "chrome" tanned leather and the pads were then dyed in a field gray color. The chin strap is lacking. The size and a mark of some kind was also stenciled into the interior rear skirt. Overall very good to excellent field used condition.