So the story goes, i was in a surplus shop, picking around their piles of helmets, when i noticed this (well) used and abused helmet. I figured it was just another MKIV that had been well used and abused, and just for grins i decided to take a look at the year. I was rather surprised to find that the shell was dated 1945, as to my knowledge at the time the MKIV helmet was produced well post war. I decided to purchase it in a lot of other stuff, so the total cost of this helmet comes to well under $10 USD.
Certainly not a “museum” piece, and not particularly rare in hindsight, i still figured i couldnt really go wrong for the price paid. Sits on my shelf with my MKV, Canadian MKII, and British MKII with repro liner.
EDIT: Sorry for the dressings being included as well. Not sure how that happened.