Up for sale is a great example of an original German WWI M16 Battle Damaged Steel combat helmet! These helmets are extremely difficult to find in a complete state, let alone with battle damage- making this helmet very desirable. The leather pads show signs of sweat stains indicating usage, as well as giving the inside a nice character. These M16 liners were typically issued during the early war period of WWI. Thus we can infer that the helmet may have been produced around 1916 and used until around 1918. It appears at one time the exterior shell was painted post war with a dark black color. Still, this helmet is a very affordable example with all the right features to help start and grow your German WWI Collection.