N009382 1ST PATTERN NSKK CRASH HELMET. (Sturzhelm)
BACKGROUND: The NSKK was formally formed in April 1931, and adopted the crash helmet that had been worn by the Motor-SA units as early as 1928. The only modification to the helmet was the insignia used.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Molded, smooth, blackened leather helmet with raised, padded, protective bars running horizontally around the helmets bottom edge, and another one running from front to back over the crown top. Helmet has a single ventilation hole (grommets are missing) to each side of the crown. Front center of helmet has a 1st pattern NSKK stylized national eagle. Eagle has been restored to the helmet (two sets of holes) and one of the prongs is now missing. Helmet has a short blackened leather visor stitched to front and stitched on, extended, blackened, grained, leather, protective side and rear panels. Side panels each have a vertical half-moon shaped, ear cut-out with stitched on closure flaps. Flaps were designed to protect the ears while still allowing for hearing. Rear neck flap intact. Side panels also have extended straps to bottoms which act as the chinstrap. Interior of helmet has a tan leather, nine finger liner (three of the tabs are torn). Top inside head pad has pulled loose, but is still present. Liner is size ink stamped, "58".
GRADE *** 3/4 PRICE $829.00
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