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While someone had previously applied decals to both sides, these have been removed. A personalized touch is added with a hand-sewn name tag into the leather, bearing the last name "Wilkin." This personalization provides a unique historical context to the helmet.The leather liner, marked as a size 57, is complete with a drawstring. Some damage is observed in the back where the leather has separated, further attesting to the helmet's genuine age and use. All split pins are present, and a dome stamp on the inside adds to its authenticity.The helmet is marked "NS64" on the rim, indicating its production by the NS (Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke) company. Accompanying the helmet is an original chinstrap, but is not marked, in good condition, enhancing the overall completeness and authenticity of the piece.In summary, this M42 helmet is a compelling artifact with a rich history, displaying original features, personalized elements, and signs of genuine wartime use and an addition for collectors interested in the Heer or Waffen SS history during World War II.