10-31-2014 03:02 PM
That leather and band do not go together. It is an early (1935?) Schuberthwerk leather but the 1940 aluminum band is by Werner Zahn. Someone married the two together probably post war. Valuable for the parts but not one I'd put in a helmet.
That's a shame as the early stamped leather is sought after.
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Hi, sadly as Terry has pointed out, these are original parts, but they did not start out life together as those "embossed" leather liners are early(1935 ish) and the band is obviously later. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Thank you all again.You have been very helpful as always