WW1 M18 'Cut Out' Helmet with M18 Liner and camouflage paint Reproduction
This is a reproduction German World War One M18 'Cut Out' Helmet with German M18 Liner and camouflage paint scheme.
The M18-cut out helmet is one of the rarest of German helmets produced in WWI. In August 1918 close to 100,000 of these helmet were produced by the Eisenhuttenwerke Thale plant.
Extensive redesigns were made for the M1918 model. A new two-piece chin strap was introduced, and was attached directly to the helmet liner rather than the shell.
Certain examples of the M1918 had cutouts in the rim along the sides of the helmet. It has incorrectly been said that these cutouts were to accommodate using headphones while wearing the helmet. These cutouts were actually done to improve hearing and to reduce echo created by the large, flared skirt.
The M1918 Stahlhelm can be distinguished from the M1916, as the M1918 shell lacks the chinstrap rivet on the lower side of the helmet skirt found on earlier models.
This helmet represents one used in WW1, correctly marked with a very faint E.T.64. in gothic font. A very rare item helmet and you can own a high quality reproduction for a fraction of the price of an original of this model.