My son Mikey bought this for me for a birthday present since I collect WWI and WWII memorabilia along with bolt action rifles. I have an original German M35 helmet in my collection and I was total amazed how this helmet matched up to my original. The workmanship and the weight of this helmet is like the original ones. Who knows this helmet could have been made on the original mold used in WWII by Germany or one of their ally countries. It's that GOOD!! God Bless & Take Care!!