Here we have a very nice WWI German Model 1918 camouflaged steel trench helmet with liner and battle damage that remains in excellent condition. The outer shell is with camouflaged geometric paint scheme of ocher, green, light, and dark brown paint with thick black separation lines. The interior skirt is marked with the shell size, “ET 66”. The three-pad leather liner is present and original to the helmet and is with factory tight retaining rivets. The horse hair padding is present in the front pad but missing from the other two. The interior of the dome is stamped with the lot number, “R 1866”. This helmet has been struck by a piece of shrapnel just above the left side chinstrap lug rivet which has left a 1½ gash in the metal that barely penetrated but did not go all the way through. This is very nice example in excellent condition and one that possesses a great deal of eye appeal.