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NSKK Crash Helmet, Genuine?

Article about: Hey guys, i have been offered this NSKK crash helmet after it got removed from ebay, i would very much like to own it to put it onto my mannequin. Anyway after comparing it to some known ori

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    Default NSKK Crash Helmet, Genuine?

    Hey guys, i have been offered this NSKK crash helmet after it got removed from ebay, i would very much like to own it to put it onto my mannequin. Anyway after comparing it to some known original examples, should i be concerned that there are no vent holes on this example?
    Thanks, Glen.
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    Default Re: NSKK Crash Helmet, Genuine?

    I would be concerned if it did not have a RZM label and possibly a unit property stamp. Most NSKK member used unit helmets which would be identified by an eigentum stamp. Period civilian sturzhelm are identical in form to the standard NSKK piece. A few years ago, a European dealer bought up as many loose eagles as he could find as he had a cache of civilian helmets which he transformed in to NSKK helmets.
    BOB

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    I also noticed that the pad in the top of the helmet is also not present.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Hey Bob, the seller says that he has little knowledge about this item, although he describes it as being a "1937 Motorcycle Helmet" so there must be a stamp inside it somewhere for him to know how to date it this and i will try and get some more pics.
    Thanks, Glen.

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    How is it that that the seller knows it is from 1937, sees there is a Swastika on it, and doesn't even know it is from WW2? Some other examples, such as the totenkopf badges I came across are understandable, but this is just plain obvious.

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    Quote by Perspectivist View Post
    How is it that that the seller knows it is from 1937, sees there is a Swastika on it, and doesn't even know it is from WW2? Some other examples, such as the totenkopf badges I came across are understandable, but this is just plain obvious.
    Because there may be a stamp on it, some stamps have dates on them, for example quite a few DAK pith helmets have dates stamped inside the lining of the helmet. But it isn't from WW2 exactly as it is the first pattern NSKK crash helmet which i believe was manufactured before WW2.
    Thanks, Glen.

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    Ah, I forgot it was a first pattern one. Either way, he should have done some more research on it. Did he mention the word "German" or "Nazi" by chance?

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    I have owned many NSKK sturzhelm over the years and NEVER found one with a date stamp. The "I have little knowledge" ploy is common among fraudsters. No RZM tag-no purchase. A very early helmet might not have a RZM tag. 1937-no way!
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    I have sent the seller an email regarding how he knows the year and I will let you all know what he has to say. Anyway I am sure that he did describe it as "Nazi" or "German" although I am not sure what you are getting at? :/
    Thanks, Glen.

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    I'm thinking that Bob has it pretty much dead-on here with this one. A converted civilian helmet.
    William

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