WW1 British Helmet
Nice untouched First War British Mk1 helmet with its original liner and chinstrap. Named to Corporal I.H. Burkhart with Army Number 4126698, deserved to be researched.
The helmet is in good used condition with a small damage to the liner. Maker marked inside the liner Brodie’s Steel Helmet. Shell is maker marked HS-112.
The first steel helmets were introduced by the French army in early 1915 and were shortly followed by the British army later that year. The M15 helmet became known as the MK I or Brodie after its inventor John Leopold Brodie and by July 1916 over a million of them had been delivered. The design allowed for easy mass production using Hadfield’s” manganese steel and protected the wearer from shell fragments and air-burst shrapnel.
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