WWII German Model 1938 Paratrooper Helmet-This is an excellent example of a very late war paratrooper helmet. The smooth, field grey finish is mostly intact at 98%. There are a few very small dings in the top of the shell and someone scratched the initials “W.O.” into the side of the shell, perhaps the veteran? The harness is the late war style and in excellent condition held in place by four slotted bolts. The liner is the late war style as well. It is very soft and supple and produced in tan leather. There is minor wear and discoloration. It is ink stamped with an RBNr. And the size of both the shell, 68 and the liner, 58. The liner band is zinc and the charcoal colored neoprene pads are in place (stiff). The rear skirt is stamped ckl 68 indicating that this was produced by Eisenhuttenwerke in the size of 68. It is also stamped with the lot number 4229, indicating November 1944 production. Excellent!