I'm considering this helmet, and have asked for some better photos of the shell in natural light, and of the outer side of the liner shell. But, I thought I might have enough here to see if anything stands out as being wrong with this one. Some things that concern me are the color of the shell, and the density of the cork. The shell may just look too yellow/green because of poor lighting, but that's some chunky looking cork, which I don't know if one would expect that on an early shell like this or not. Otherwise, the liner looks great, matches the straps on the shell well. The straps on the bales have what I think is supposed to be a raised bar brass buckle that is typical on early shells, but I'm not sure if that's not reproduction since it doesn't look very brassy. We're into territory beyond my level of knowledge on those details, so I'm hoping you guys might be able to help clear the air on these things.
Thanks for your thoughts!