This helmet was introduced to the German troops in April 1916 as it was needed for trench warfare in the Great War of 1914 to 1918.
We are now offering the modified version of 1917.This helmet is of outstanding quality, made for reenactors and collectors.
The colour is matt grey like the original we had.
18 gauge steel was used, so our helmet weighs exactly the same as the original helmet:1.25 kgs./2.75 lbs.
The bolts on each side of the helmet were intended to carry a protection shield against snipers, which was very heavy and not very popular amongst the soldiers.
These bolts are hollow for ventilation under the helmet.
Helmet size is 61/62 cm (= inner circumference - (hat size 62 = size 7 5/8 inch).