Recently I picked up a Modello Z helmet, leather liner, post war unissued,or so I'm told. Leather is in too good condition to be from the war, and certainly looks unissued.
I am curious as to this strange texture on the helmet's exterior:
On the interior, there's a similar texture but much finer.
Is this a result of Spain using lower quality metals for production, or does it mean that the helmet has deteriorated and was refurbished?
I'll provide photos of the whole helmet when my camera's battery charges.