- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

    WEEK 2:  M1935 Quist Pattern 62cm Double Decal Army Combat Helmet

Due to their heavy construction and high standards of quality, Quist manufactured shells are often considered by collectors as being the best of the helmets manufactured during World War II .  This M1935 early patterned double decal army combat helmet was acquired from a private estate where it had been brought back by a family member as a WWII souvenir.  The helmet features characteristics of known early pattern helmets to include smooth finished darker shaded "apple green" paint.  The helmet also features very early patterned liner band rivets (always produced under separate contract by other firms) that bear the early "pea green" colored paint.  Quist patterned helmet decals are always unique to the firm and distinctive only of this type of helmet.  The early tri-colored shield and army eagle decal are characteristic of pre-war decals in that they feature coloring and shape distinctive of later decals used by this firm.  Early Quist army decals are always whiter than the later variety and feature a more distinctive appearance and also thicker eagle head.  Later varieties have thinner wings, a more metallic appearance, and a head shape that is flatter.

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