For the past 14 years now I have been restoring helmets & liners—no matter if its an American series M-1 or a German M-35—I have taken them from sad & worn out to returning these helmets to Active Duty status.
These Helmets really are the definition of artisan—hand-crafted and made one at a time. The straps, webbing & leather products are made by hand personally by me. All parts including the HBT webbing, Brass, steel, genuine leather & fasteners are all American made. Only the brass, steel & fastener parts are mass produced.
I can ensure that the helmet you get is the proper variant—a fixed bale shell with the proper J-hook and buckle, M2 D-bales with Nickel snaps—not brass—the correct A-yokes, and so forth. Our German helmets always have accurate rims, skirts, paint and texture and above all proper liners. When available you will find top-notch restorations of US Vietnam M-1 Infantry & Airborne M-1C Helmets.
Dropzone helmets have a "combat worn" appearance that is thoroughly convincing—not helmets that look like they just rolled off the assembly line or have been attacked by sandpaper, grease and chemicals.
These helmets are restored and intended for collectors & reenactor's alike. So if you've ever wanted a real M2 D-bale, German M-38 FJ Helmet or a USMC Helmet with a Hawley liner but can't afford the high market prices (like me!) then my helmets are exactly what you are looking for.
owner, restorer, Dropzone Restoration Co.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A M-1 SHELL, M1 LINER, GERMAN M-35,40, 42 or M38 and would like to have it restored, cleaned, repainted, or detailed with new decals Dropzone offers custom restoration services. Please email for a full price list.