The leather is attached to an aluminum band which is attached to the helmet shell by 3 rivets. Note the design of the liner system; the perforated tongues that improve ventilation, a drawstring in the center and a chinstrap. As can be seen from the photo the M35 helmet has a rim that is rolled under to provide a smooth edge. M35, seen from the right.What characterizes this side of the shell is the national shield or tricolor which has the color of black, white and red, representing the German national flag during the war. Vent and rivet on the right side are located symmetrically relative to the left side. The vent hole contains a grommet which is a separate part that is pressed into an opening in the shell during the manufacturing process. The early rivets of the M35 were manufactured of brass and zinc-coated by galvanization.
Aluminum rivets were also used but in small numbers. Model 35 (M35) was manufactured from 1935 to 1940 and has a smooth shiny paint which is ranges from bright green to gray-green as shown in the picture above. The generic term for this type of paint is «feldgrau» or field grey.The left side of the M35 helmet features a decal depicting an eagle clutching a swastika. As seen in the photo, the helmet has a vent over the eagle and a rivet placed further down and forward. The World War II German steel combat helmet was manufactured in 3 different variations.
The first model which appeared in 1935 (M35) was a sophisticated craftwork and the M40 was an improved version. The last model, the M42 was simplified to make it faster and easier to manufacture larger numbers of helmets to compensate the huge losses of helmets during the last years of the war. The item "Original WW2 German M35 Helmet" is in sale since Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "mdz201132" and is located in Lincoln.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.