"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
Easy mistake to make in these days of fakes, & always best to err on the side of caution. Post war stamps on the leather sweat band were different to WW2. Plus also believe it or not, the rivets on the G&S leather chin straps were placed slightly differently to the BMB made straps, which is not a 100% fool proof I know but every little bit helps when trying to determine if something is right.
Looks like a shield?