Very nice Jean Loup, and in remarkable condition.
I would guess the digits relate to a service number/unit number, either way great to see that this piece is named,great provenance!
Nice one, and welcome to the forum!
The name appears to read: " Johenson" (I'm not too surprised it doesn't say : "Johensen". It's common for swedes to have "sen" as opposed to "son". My last name is "Lawson" , and it's Swedish .
I'm part Swedish and m I don't even have one of these!
Most likely it read Johanson. "-sen" is fairly common in Denmark, "-son" is the Swedish variant.
I don't know if Johensen is a real name. I have never heard of it, because the prefix "Johen" should be able to form a name on its own, and it is not able to do so (well not here at least, can't speak on behalf of the rest of the world), since surnames with -sen endings are derived from the old way of naming boys the fathers first name, and then søn (English: son) afterwards.
E.g. Erik Johans søn -- Litterally meaning Erik, son of Johan.
With time these names morphed with "-søn" and the "ø" was replaced with an "e" since the sound is slightly different when the "name" and "søn" morphed together.
There is a ton of surnames ending with -sen in Denmark and -son in Sweden. (This is true for Norway as well) They rank as the most used surnames of all time. The Swedes prefer the ending -son, and since this is a Swedish helmet, and the name Johan is fairly common through Scandinavian history (several Swedish Kings are named Johan), it is most likely "Johanson".
On a different note, it is a very nice helmet
I own several, and I really like the design.
Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.
waow! what a great explanation!
Thanks to you all.
I have many swedish helmet: Mod 21 flat and high, mod 26 civilian and army and a mod 37 civilian. I will soon look for a 37 with yellow crown
Cheers from France
Looks like 'Johansson' (double 's').
oh yes... why not :-)