This is an extremely fine World War II German Model 1940 single decal Waffen SS steel helmet that is in complete and excellent condition. The finish to the shell is a light textured field gray with green hue. The inner left side flange is stamped, “ET 64” indicating manufacture by the Eisenhüttenwerke firm in Thale and the 64-centimeter shell size. The lot number, “30” is incised into the rear flange. The SS runic decal is of the CA Pocher type and is approximately 98% intact. The line remains soft, supple, and is marked “56” on one of the finger tips. It is held tightly in place by the factory installed rivets which have never been removed. The liner exhibits some light wear around the lower edges but is completely intact and undamaged. The helmet is with the original, uncut chin strap and aluminum adjustment buckle. Accompanying this helmet is a “Certificate of Authenticity” from Kelly Hicks which guarantees this helmet to be proper and authentic in every respect.