Nope - a very BAD fake.
ha ! Thanks for breaking it gently to me !
The lugs alone would prove it is a bad one.
This states 'So popular was the M1918 Ear Cut-Out, that in the mid to late 1920ís at least one German firm was contracted to reproduce the helmet in the larger 66cm shell size. This was intended to supplement the small number of World War I era shells in service and to aid in expanding the head sizes available from a maximum of 57cm to a much larger 59cm'
Is this a fact or just internet BS ?
Made in china.it is all wrong.
What an insult to the helmet makers of the day... and to the soldiers who wore them.
Can you explain this last post? I'm not following the logic...