WW2 GERMAN SS DOUBLE DECAL TRANSITIONAL HELMET.
Virtually all of the SS units used a mixture of helmet shell styles and patterns throughout the early Nazi period. Seemingly without trying to adhere to one style of helmet shell, but generally using all available types. Within one unit can be observed a variety of shells in use in the same photograph. So given the scarcity of resources available to equip the SS in the early to mid 1930's units used whatever they could find or contract for on a limited basis. 1034 appears to have been the year that the SS began to use formally accepted methods of helmet decoration. Manufacturers of the various helmets in use by the SS in 1934 include the the manufacturers from World War One Germany and the Austria-Hungary empire, as well as commercial manufacturers of the early 1930's Germany some where maker marked stamped and others not.
This helmet is a SS double decal transitional helmet with an Austrian shell. It has the original field green finish, transitional liner and chin strap. The SS decal is in good condition but has been bumped in an area which shows the silver of the decal underneath. The party shield on the other side is also in good condition. This is a rare helmet and is well priced for the current market.