This incredible piece of history is an authentic original German WWI / WWII M18 DD Heer (Stahlhelm) or (Steel) transitional helmet. In Excellent structural condition, especially for a piece of Veteran combat issued gear that made its way through both World Wars! No heavy penetrating rust that typically eats its way through the steel either. This one’s managed to hold its integrity, showing only light surface rust and holds a natural patina following its original paint job, transitional and now to an oxidized state that holds many stories. This piece originally started life out as a German WWI helmet, and then re-issued to the German Wehrmacht in the mid 1930s. Batch number stamped on inside of helmet along with ET indicating it was manufactured by Eisenhuttenwerk AG, Thale Harz. Size 64 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 56cm to 58cm or US 7 to 7 1/4. Size 64 shells are harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector. The bolts on each side of the helmet were used to support an optional shield, the (Stirnpanzer AH-6032). The bolts are hollow for ventilation under the helmet. Thanks For Looking and Like Always I Appreciate Your Business! The item “German Transitional HELMET ET64 STAHLHELM (Steel) Authentic/Original WW1/WW2″ is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets”. The seller is “brguar-0″ and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped to United States.