Hi its a Hadfield steel shell,Helmet is known as "The Brodie steel Helmet mk1",The Helmet was produced roughly between oct 1916-june 1917,then the liner was changed to the orange rubber ring type,glad you got it down,it deserves to be displayed,and thanks for sharing a 100 year old piece of Tinhat................
A very nice Brodie - and thanks for sharing!
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
I love these helmets. I think they are very under appreciated. Simplistic but iconic, like the M42 of WWII Germany.
good looking brodie, I recall my grandfather (CEF artillery gunner) telling me that the dents were often caused by soldiers using the helmet as a hammer for tent pegs. His brodie was very similar to yours, dents and all.
Thanks for posting this a very nice MK.1
The dent only gives it character......... !