I've owned this Brodie helmet shell for a good while now. But a few months ago it met with an 'accident' while clearing out the room for a long-overdue clean - and the remnants of the chin strap finally parted company with the shell. I eventually took the decision to install a reasonably made copy of a liner, as when I eventually meet my maker I didn't want the helmet to be thrown out as an old bit of junk. At least with the liner installed it looks more presentable to someone who knows bu**er-all about militaria! As far as possible, I used some of the original hardware for the strap.
I have always considered this to be a genuine raw-edge Brodie - even though it is non-magnetic. The rim has the characteristic 'ripple' in the metal, and the rim is not of equal proportions. There is a very heavily textured paint finish to the surface which appears to have another colour to it in places. and it is this paint finish which leads me to believe that it just might be a genuine raw-edge. The thick paint reaches virtually to the very edge in places, something which would be impossible to achieve if the rim were in place. I have tried to capture the makers stamp in the picture, but it is extremely difficult to make out. Have a look and see what you think.