In the market for a great looking combat veteran helmet?  This might fit the bill.  This model 35 helmet has been through a lot.   Starting out as a Heer double decal, this helmet now sports a rough grey over paint with the Heer decal having been painted around. There is plenty of character giving chipping and scuffing to the exterior paint.   The liner is fitted with an early liner type.  It is a non-reinforced, aluminum liner band, and has wear that shows as much action as the shell exterior.  It is misshapen as these early liners often are, however it does have some interesting details.  The liner band looks to be 1937 dated, and being an early liner, the leather is also maker marked, dated, and sized. The leather is complete, and the liner is also named.   These early liners tended to fracture after use, and often have some interesting repairs.  This helmet is no exception and does have  a scab plate type repair, forward of the right chinstrap bail.  There is some oxidation to the aluminum liner band which has resulted in some edge deterioration an loss of a few split brads that hold the leather to the band.  There is also one broken split pin with the washer missing. Given how banged up the slots in the liner band are, it appear to be period damage.  Finally, there is a loop of twine tied around the liner band in one spot.  This suggests that this helmet possibly had an improvised string “net” on it at one time.  Despite the liabilities, this is a fabulous helmet that shows much evidence of a long and hard service life.  An excellent combat helmet.