WWII German 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. It is produced in tombak with a nickel silver finish that has toned….very handsome! 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 only some wear and age crazing. Ventilation holes are seen on each side but the metal grommets are missing. This example has the black leather neck flap and functioning ear flaps with chin strap. The right ear flap is present and the left one is mostly missing. The black leather visor is but stiff but still tightly affixed. The interior has a brown leather liner (missing draw string). There is only slight discoloration to the liner. A dome pad, produced in brown leather is seen at the top of the dome. It is a size 55. A good example of this desirable piece of Third Reich headgear!