I just came across a rather interesting M95 Pickelhaube that seems to be an Ersatz. On the outside it looks like a standard leather helmet, cracked glazed surface, ect, but when you hold it it's obviously not, being slightly 'soft' (except at the front & visor, which are firm). Inside the shell is made from an orange coloured material that could be cork or a pressed fibre of some kind, though I think it's cork, with a rolled edge on the neckguard. The chinstrap lugs however are mounted on genuine black leather inserts stitched onto the helmet, clearly visible in the interior photo. Looks like the orange material was lacquered over to give the standard finish. Woodworm or some other type of boring beetles have been living in it at some stage, the interior having numerous little holes where they hatched out. All fittings good quality brass, cockades are repros but chinstrap is genuine. Inkstamped B.A. X, but can't make out the date. Apart from the slightly sunken crown and a few bug holes it's in excellent condition. First helmet of this type I've come across.