Third Reich First Pattern NSKK Crash Helmet-This example has the first model front plate, with the large eagle grasping a wreath with a mobile swastika. It is an original piece but the washers are missing from behind so it is a possibility that the eagle was replaced at some point. It is produced in tombak with a nickel silver finish that has toned….very handsome and tightly applied! Otherwise, these are identical to the later model of crash helmet. Produced in a black Vulkanfiber, these were meant to protect a rider in the case of a fall. These were also used with the full-dress uniform. There is minor visible wear to the finish of the exterior. The padded rings that extend across the top from front to back and around the circumference are fully intact with extremely minor wear and age crazing. Ventilation grommets are seen on each side. This example has the black leather neck flap and ear flaps with chin strap. The black leather visor is soft and supple, remaining tightly affixed. The interior has a brown leather liner (draw string replaced with a shoe string). There is only slight discoloration to the liner. A dome pad, produced in tan leather is seen at the top of the dome. It is a size 55. There is a maker tag at the top of the dome. Also seen is a name tag that reads “Merz Bernd”. There is writing on the liner. There is a large RZM tag that says “Sturzhelm Nach vorschrift des NSKK”. There is also an ink stamp on the dome pad. It reads “Nationalsoz, Kraftfachkorps Motorsturm 35/III 30…..”. An excellent example overall!