This is an original WWII German M40 helmet shell that has been expertly refurbished and aged to represent an original late war chicken wire applied type. The wire was sourced from central europe and is of the correct material, guage and twist pattern. This is NOT chicken wire from North America which completely different. Helmet Q66 marked thus made by the firm Quist and is a size 66 shell. Liner is a top grade reproduction. This was all put together expertly by REX in Southern California with a hidden marking behind the liner that claims his work. Compare to originals that cost over $2,500 plus.