I'm not familiar with German Helmets too much, and I need some help here
For christmas I got about 150 dollars, and I was looking to get a german made ww2 helmet from online.
I have looked for the best priced helmets, and I came down to 3 options.
1. Restoration project on a spanish m35 from ebay (link:WWII German Made M35 Spanish Helmet All Original | eBay)
2. Getting a luftschutz helmet with original bulgarian decal on it (link: WWII German Luftschutz Helmet with Bulgarian Decal | eBay)
3. Or one of the low priced helmets here on War relics. This guy is selling M18 and M17 Helmet shells with reproduction Decals here for pretty cheap too. The only problem with that is that I sent him a message, and he didnt respond
EDIT: I saw some of those german ww2 helmets on ebay and I got to say, I am impressed at those prices! Although I did see some helmets that are too good to be true: Stahlhelm der elite m35 m42 wk2 | eBay
Stahlhelm M35 Deutsche Wehrmacht /,, Afrikakorps ,,- Stempel im Futter !! | eBay
Last edited by 999010alex; 01-01-2014 at 09:01 PM.
01-01-2014 08:02 PM
If you want a WWII helmet IMHO if you get anything else you will always regret the investment you made and it will only fuel the desire for a real one that much more. Save until you have enough to get what you want. Just my .02 cents.
In all honesty i'd put a wanted ad in the classifieds on here, i reckon you'll get a really nice relic or semi relic for $150 and maybe less!..
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Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 01-01-2014 at 10:34 PM.
Thanks mate! I found this on ebay germany: Stahlhelm der elite m35 m42 wk2 | eBay
Nothing wrong with a good Bulgarian M36 as a starter IMO. Ones that are untouched and with a good decal will be hard to find in years to come and are cheap as chips now. Not German helmets and not German made but they were axis allies from 1941 and for much of the war and were involved in the occupation of Greece, Yugoslavia and Macedonia. $150 will buy you a couple of nice ones .........
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Ebay germany has some pretty cool stuff, and most of them are at a good deal too. Im curious on this one Stahlhelm M35 Deutsche Wehrmacht /,, Afrikakorps ,,- Stempel im Futter !! | eBay
Try to accumulate 4 to 5 times that amount and you can buy yourself a decent 100 pct authentic German world war two combat helmet with a decal.
Save your money and get a real untouched helmet. It will cost more but you with have the real thing unmessed with.
Actually, i knew these were fake... first off, to even the most basic person, a DAK or SS helmet for like 150 dollars is nothing short of fake, and secondly, i had a feeling that somthing was off with the helmet