SS Helmet M42

SS Helmet M42

This is a Waffen SS Combat Steel Helmet or “Stahlhelm”.  It is a Model 1942 or “M-42” – note the sharp edge, not the rolled rim of the M-35 and M-40 helmets of the earlier Third Reich Era.  It’s amazing to think how much our modern Kevlar helmets resemble this design.  Hard to improve on German engineering.