Ref #: R-HAD-HEL-17
SECOND PATTERN TROPICAL PITH HELMET (Tropenhelm)
Second pattern pith helmet constructed in a one piece, seamless formed, olive-drab felt crown with a horizontal band stitched at the rear center and covered by a vertical strip of felt mounted on a formed cork base.
The top center of the crown has a raised, removable, felt covered circular alloy knob with three semi-circular, cut-out ventilation holes.
The helmet features an all around extended visor which is somewhat shorter at the front and is constructed of one piece, seamless, formed, olive-drab felt and trimmed with stitched on grey/green leather.
The helmet has two stamped alloy shields with a national eagle to the left side and a national tri-color shield to the right side. The national eagle shield features a high relief, embossed, silver washed, Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, on a slightly textured, black painted, background field.
The national tri-color shield features three diagonally angled bars in the colors of red, white, and black on a slightly textured background field. The bottom edge of the visor brim is lined in teal green felt and the interior crown is lined in red felt.
The interior crown liner has three large and two smaller circular ventilation cut-outs. The interior of the helmet has a wide, light tan leather sweatband which is secure in place by six small extended prongs with corresponding metal cotter retaining pins.
Marked "59 1941" and JFS.
The interior crown has a natural matte grey alloy grommet under the exterior top crown knob. The helmet comes complete with a grey/green leather chinstrap with sliding magnetic sheet metal length adjustment buckle, a retaining clip and a quick release hook.