This helmet has been found hidden in Norway recently. The helmet has been lying dry and has no damage after a humid climate. The helmet has the nice apple-green paint, and it is used in Heer. This helmet is untouched and appears as it did at the end of the war, except that it has been fitted with an original chin strap.
The surfaces of the helmet are worn as it was worn during the war. No attempt has been made to clean the helmet, considering the tiny red spots some places on surfaces.This can be taken care of by a new owner if wanted. It is probably easy to implement. No nails or washers are touched.
The thread is original and the joints and knots on the thread are made by the German soldier. The leather inside the helmet is soft and undamaged, and in good condition. The chin strap is nicely stamped - see photo. The short part lacks the seam in the leather.
According to a directive from 1943 where it was ordered that all helmets should be without decals, the soldier has scraped away the decal of the helmet towards the end of the war. Clear traces in the original paint show that he probably used a knife.This helmet is originally a single decal. This helmet is completely original and has a patina that tells the soldier's story.
The item "WW2 German helmet Untouched M40 heer" is in sale since Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "monikajmath-0" and is located in GAUPEN. This item can be shipped worldwide.