BK-11a SS Steel
By Kelly Hicks. SS Steel is now out of print and intended to assist the collector in identifying the baddies (fake helmets), and provides information specific to paint, decals and general helmet characteristics. During full-scale production of the M-35 series, each of the five German helmet makers installed their own pattern of SS decal on helmets at the factory. This trend is evident in about 90 percent of M-35 specimens analyzed; 96 percent of M-40 and M-42 helmets. Examples of dozens of original helmets show clear evidence of this maker-to-decal correlation. For the first time, this relationship has been analyzed and presented. It will thwart the counterfeiters on a fundamental level. In addition to decal analysis, SS Steel explores the re-use and re-issue of helmets, due to supply shortages and other factors. Variations, unusual and rare helmets, and foreign volunteer SS helmets are also explored. Several helmets are presented with their documented history, showing how research can be conducted on helmets that bear the name of their former SS owner. A must-have book for serious collectors of helmets of Germany’s Third Reich elite! This is the Bender Books size format of 9.25” high by 6.25” wide and a totally clean, essentially new, unread copy. 240 pages.
$65.00 (U, HC)