Luftwaffe Model 1918 "Ear Cut Out" Double Decal Helmet

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  • $ 12,500

Luftwaffe Model 1918 "Ear Cut Out" Double Decal Helmet-This transitional helmet may just be the finest of its kind in the world! We recently purchased it from our Canadian friend, collector Doug Buhler whom as you all know is highly respected and has one of the most fantastic militaria collections on the planet. It features a dark green finish that remains nearly fully intact with a few scuffs all around (mostly on the dome). The Luftwaffe decal has moderate wear but is still mostly intact so let’s call it 90%. The tri-color shield has lots of crazing and is toned, checking in at 95% intact. Of course, the notable feature here is the ear cut out!  The interior features a Model 1931 type liner and zinc liner band. The liner is brown leather which has minor wear and discoloration from use. It is size stamped 57. The side of the interior is stamped ET 64 indicating production by Eisenhuttenwerke of Thale in the size of 64. All ear cut out helmets were ET 64's. There is a brown leather chinstrap as well that is excellent. Looking for the best of this type? Look no further!