WWII German Model 1935 SS Double Decal Helmet-This is the smallest production size, 60 and it is an early example. So early, in fact, that it has C.A. Pocher decals factory applied to it. This was common to see on very early ET (and other) helmets. Reference the excellent book “The Helmet Decals of the Third Reich” by noted author and expert Ken Niewiarowicz, page 152…..”The C.A. Pocher runic shield is one of the earliest decals encountered as a factory application on an ET M35 Helmet. It is found on a helmet which bears an accountability number of 2840, dating it to early 1936.” The following page notes the same thing about the party shield. This helmet is a bit earlier but very close, bearing the number 2827. The runic shield is 85% intact and the party shield is even better. The original smoothly applied green finish is 75% intact. Moving inside. The original non reinforced aluminum liner band is in place. It is dated 1931 (first year this type was produced) and is maker marked as well. It is also size stamped 60. The liner is an original piece but it has been REAPPLIED to this shell. It is a size 53. The side of the interior is stamped E.T. 60 (note periods after the initials, this is early) indicating production by Eisenhuttenwerke of Thale in the size of 60. The rear skirt is stamped with the lot number, as mentioned, 2827 which is early 1936 production (first lots were 2800). The chinstrap is original but not to this piece as it has steel hardware. Overall, a RARE early piece that is in very good condition! Formerly of the Doug Buhler collection.