As worn by Wehrmacht and SS forces of Hitler's Germany 1935-1945.


   "In the field of restored helmets, you will find no match to the results of the painstaking research and experience that goes into the helmets offered here."


I offer both:

- "Factory-new" restored helmets (that is, restored to appear just as they came out of the factory)

- "Custom restored helmets (helmets which have been re-painted, decaled or camouflaged) - see those below


Helmet shells: All "Factory new" Restored helmets offered are ORIGINAL WW2 German helmets. "German helmets inc." Will not touch a Spanish or post-war German helmet. All helmet shells used are original Pre-1945 German produced.
  PLEASE NOTE: Regarding the condition of the helmet shell; Every effort is made to supply the buyer with a helmet that is free of cracks, dents or rust pitting. Helmet shells are carefully examined prior to restoration.

Paints: Helmet shells that are early M1935 examples are finished in "Smooth texture gray-green" just as originals. (OR for a more correct war-time appearance, M35s are also available in textured "feld-grau"... this is offered on special-order basis only. I don't stock them normally.)
Helmet shells that are M1940 or M1942 are finished in wartime "feld-grau" and have the correct rough texture added.
Both the color and (where applicable) texture are specially mixed to match mint original examples in my collection.
All paints used are hard enamel.

Liners: Each helmet is fitted with a reproduction liner that is new made in Europe to exact specifications.

Chinstraps: Each helmet comes complete with a high quality reproduction chinstrap (as described in the page "reproduction helmet components")

Decals: Helmets are without decals to allow the customer to choose his own. A variety of decals are offered below.

Sizes: Please refer to the size chart for availability and prices.

Models: All listed models are normally available. The early/pre war M35 is generally the more hard to find model but I try to keep them in stock as well.
It is best to send me an E-mail to confirm that I have the exact size/model that you need. (Use the E-mail link at the bottom of each page on this site.)


Condition: (PLEASE remember to take this into account! ) The helmet shells are 65+ years old. They have been through a world war. They have been kicked about in storage for decades. There are likely going to be a few that have nicks on the rims; there are likely going to be some that have a small ding or possibly even a rust pit or two. Further; as with originals, (especially mid to late-war produced helmets) there is the possibility of a helmet having manufacture flaws such as a strange "grain" to the metal that shows through the paint or even a minor paint run. I am often asked to special pick helmets which will be as perfect as possible in every way. I try to do this but guarantee nothing in this regard. I can only say that I have experienced only a couple of returns over the last 10 years. This; with over 2000 helmets sold, is a 99.9% success rate. That's better odds than you are going to get from the Trojan company.



"Factory new" restored helmets available in Models M35, M40 and M42

Available in either Heer/SS feldgrau or Luftwaffe blue/gray*

*(Luftwaffe grey helmets are less in demand and therefore not as wide a selection is kept on my shelfs. Your specific size and/or model may have to be ordered and then prepared)


  CLICK on any of these images to see the full size picture;


Model 35 helmet with smooth texture paint


Model 40 helmet with Luftwaffe blue/gray paint


Model 42 helmet with wartime rough texture paint

Close-up photo of the wartime textured paint.

  I have to brag about my textured paint mixture. I use powdered aluminum oxide just as the Germans did. It is applied with the paint using a method of my own devising in order to replicate the finish produced by the industrial painters at the original helmet factories. NOBODY DOES THIS THE WAY I DO AND NOBODY GETS THE RESULTS AS CORRECTLY AS I DO)


See prices below


Shell Size




Size 62

 (liner size 54-55)







         Size 64

      (liner size 56-57







        Size 66

      (liner size 58-59)







         Size 68

       (liner size 60-61




 Not Available. No idea when I'll have any  


Not Available. No idea when I'll have any  



Please note: liners are sized as follows for each of the shell sizes;

Shell size 62/liner size 55

Shell size 64/liner size 57

Shell size 66/liner size 59

Shell size 68/liner size 61


Below is a size chart to convert your hat-size to a helmet/shell size. If you do not know your hat size, measure your head at the brow with a tape measure.

U.S. hat size

head measurement in inches (in inches)

 metric hate size

helmet shell size

         6 7/8








         7 1/8




         7 1/4




         7 3/8




         7 1/2




         7 5/8




         7 3/4






Here are some helmets with decals applied

The following helmets are my own restorations. Just like the "factory new" ones listed above. Except I have added decals to them. They did not all turn out exactly the same so I have photographed each one. Each helmet is unique and the pictured helmet is the one you would be getting it you buy it. Some have flaws as described.

Each is a restored ORIGINAL WW2 German helmet with ORIGINAL maker markings.

Each has decals which were applied with lacquer. The decals are firmly in place. They are not coming off unless you chisel them off.

Helmet 177



This is a helmet that had so much original paint on it that I could not bring myself to strip it and repaint so I just installed new pads onto the original steel liner frame. The shell is the largest one that the Germans made during WW1; a shell size 68. 90% original paint, repro liner pads and a repro strap. $575.00


Helmet 178



This is the only one of these that I have ever had; an original M18 in a massive shell size 68. I repainted it and installed a repor liner and chinstrap. I you have a hat size that is like 7 3/4 or 7 7/ it now; cause you may never see another one. $575.00



Helmet 172



This is an original M40 ET64 helmet shell repainted in my textured M40 spec paint with a single laquer applied army decal. Note there is a missing section of metal along the rolled edge on the wearers right. Price $200.00



Helmet 173


This is an original M42 ckl64 helmet shell repainted in my textured M40 spec paint with a single lacquer applied army decal. Reproduction liner sized 56. Price $225.00



Helmet 174


This is an original M42 ckl64 helmet shell repainted in my textured M40 spec paint with a single lacquer applied army decal. Reproduction liner sized 56. Price $225.00



Helmet 175


This is an original M42 Hkp64 helmet shell repainted in my textured M40 spec paint with a single lacquer applied army decal. Reproduction liner sized 57. Price $225.00



Helmet 176


This is an original M42 ET64 helmet shell repainted in my textured M40 spec paint with a single lacquer applied army decal. Reproduction liner sized 57. Price $225.00



Helmet 166


This is an M40 Q66 restored as a single decal SS helmet. $325.00



Helmet 168



This is an original ET66 M35 helmet shell restored with a double SS decals. $350.00



Helmet 169


This an original ET66 M42 shell restored with a single Army decal $275.00



Helmet 163



Here is an ET66 M35 helmet which was painted in 1940 spec textured paint with double Heer decals. $325.00



Helmet 164


M42 Hkp66 with a single lacquer-applied army decal. Original shell with new paint and reproduction components. The liner components are mine but the paint and decal were done by somebody else. $285.00


Helmet 165


This is a ET66 M42 shell with wartime textured paint and a single Luftwaffe decal. $260.00




Helmet 156


This is an EF66 M40 helmet (Wartime textured Feldgrau paint) with army decal and a size 59 liner . $325.00



Helmet 161



This is a Q60 (yes...60)  M35 helmet (Smooth texture Feldgrau paint) with double army decals and a size 53 liner. This helmet has a 1938 dome stamp. $175.00  




"Custom restored" helmets!

I do not apply decals or paint camouflage helmets but every now and then I get some in which have already been "customized". I have separated them into 2 categories. Hit the below buttons to take a look



Waffen SS helmet covers


This is the early type cover with no attached camouflage loops. It is made from cotton poplin material printed with an excellent rendition of "Oak-A" camouflage. The spring attached rocker hooks are also quite accurate. $29.00



This is the late war type cover with attached camouflage loops. It is made from cotton poplin material printed with an excellent rendition of "Oak-A" camouflage. The spring attached rocker hooks are also quite accurate. $29.00





     German M38 Paratrooper helmets



These are made in China and are not as good as the ATF ones that were made about 10 years ago. But they are the best ones out there that I could find. They have pretty good leather and the shell shape is spot-on to the real thing SOLD OUT



  German M16 transitional helmets

Original WW1 produced M16 helmets that have been restored to 1940 era transitional specifications. Each helmet has been repainted with wartime textured "feld grau" paint and completed with M31 liner, chinstrap and split-pins.


M16 TRANSITION HELMET SIZE PRICE                         
Helmet Size 64 (liner size 56-57)

$329.00  AVAILABLE  

Helmet Size 66 (liner size 58-59)


Helmet Size 68 (liner size 60-61)

$459.00  SOLD OUT 




   Helmet restoration services

There are those that have their own WW2 German helmet and prefer to have it restored rather than buy a complete helmet. I can offer the following services:

Complete Helmet rebuild: I will repaint your helmet shell in any color/texture that I offer, install a new reproduction liner and split-pins, install a new reproduction chinstrap and supply decal(s) of your choice provided I have the decals in stock. Price $155.00 + $25.00 return postage

Complete helmet repaint: If your helmet is already complete, I will repaint the shell and split-pins in any color/texture that I offer. (camouflage schemes are not offered at this time) I can also supply decal(s) of your choice provided I have the decals in stock. Price: $60.00+ $25.00 return postage

Partial helmet rebuild: There are those who have trouble assembling their helmets. If you buy the components from me and want them to be correctly installed into your helmet, I will do this free of charge. Just send your helmet to me along with payment for whichever components you require and I will assemble and return the helmet via USPS priority mail at your expense ($25.00 postage per helmet)

If you need something done to your helmet that is not listed here, contact me.


** I will attend to the work on your helmet with the same attention to detail as I do my own.  I will not lose your helmet nor damage it. I will not loan it to friends to wear at wild parties, nor will I dump it at the local pawn shop. Your helmet will not be bounced down the street, used for target practice nor worn by me during inappropriate activities. **

In short; Your helmet will be well-treated, correctly restored and promptly returned.

 Most Helmet services can be completed and ready to return to the customer within 7 days of my receiving the helmet. All services are to be paid at the time that the helmet is sent to me. Customer must add $25.00 for cost of return postage + any insurance costs. Any helmet shell sent to me for restoration/repainting must first be prepared by the customer. In most cases, this entails simply making certain that the helmet surface is smooth. What you send to me is what I will paint.  I do not fill in rust pits. I do not weld cracks. I do not fill in bullet holes or reshape helmets that have suffered grievous damage from being run-over, blown-up, burned, melted or that have fallen victim to calamities either natural or man-made.


These are high quality water transfer decals with excellent graphics. These decals come in a set of two for early war helmets. If you are applying them to a later war helmet, you will want to omit the use of the party or national color shield.

Decal application instructions: Place the decals in a bowl of warm water for 20-30 seconds. remove them from the water and slide them off of the backing paper onto the helmet surface. Blot dry with a paper towel and allow to fully air-dry for a few hours. After they are dry, you may want to spray on a thin layer of clear flat lacquer to seal them.


"German Helmets inc" does not apply decals to "Factory new" helmets. The buyer is responsible for applying the decals as once the decals are applied, the helmet becomes ineligible for return. If you want a helmet with decal(s), check out the one's that I have listed and photographed above.

 A. B. C.

                 A. SS "Second pattern" Runes with Party shield    AVAILABLE

                 B. Wehrmacht eagle with national colors shield   AVAILABLE

                  C. Luftwaffe eagle with national colors shield  AVAILABLE






(Really, I am not making this stuff up!)

Click HERE to read testimonials about my work posted on another independent site


Testimonials sent directly to me:

"...Got the helmet today. Its perfect! Fits great, looks really good, I'm 100 percent pleased with the work. Thank you so much. I will highly recommend you to everyone I know. Wish I had done this months ago instead of messing around with repros, live and learn I guess. Again thank you so much."...Jason     

"...Just wanted you to know I received the helmet today and I an completely impressed. Thank you so much.....Bob.

"...I just thought Iíd let you know I received my helmet today. To say Iím please with it would be an understatement. I think itís the best helmet Iíve ever seen. It really is a work of art. The liner fits perfectly and it really looks well on my head. The paint work is flawless. Thank you so much.....OisŪn

"...I wanted to write you a letter expressing my appreciation for your fine service and product. I ordered from your an M42 helmet on Monday evening; you shipped it Tuesday morning, and it was on my doorstep on Thursday. It looks absolutely perfect, fits like a glove, and was the envy of every member of the unit at our training event this past weekend! I could not be more pleased with your service or with the helmet you sent, and I made sure to mention to everyone where it came from! Thank you again.....Nicholas

" ...Received helmet in the mail today. Glad to say everything that I've heard about your work is true! EXCELLENT quality throughout, very authentic in appearance, very quick delivery & professional customer service! Thanks again, and look forward to doing more business with you in the future....Ryan

"....I just received my refurbished WWII German M. 1940 helmet today, and it is just as I would expect from German Helmets Inc. and you, PERFECT, thanks again for such great products and service! - James

"...Just to let you know, the helmet arrived today and it's awesome. It looks
great, I like it very much and so I'm glad I chose to buy from you".
- Michael

"Hey Ken, I received the helmet today..... WOW even better than the pictures! You have made my week!! By far the best work I have ever seen done... Almost too good to wear into battle... :) Thanks a lot for every thing and when people ask where I got such a nice helmet I will point them in your direction!! - Ian

"...I just got my helmet today and I just wanted to tell you great work!! The shell looks brand new, and the reproduced components are top quality! Beautiful Job. Thanks so much for the excellent product and quick delivery".- Joe

"...I just got back from a long day of re-enactors training (we are Waffen SS 7 Kompanie Nord) and my helmet was already here waiting for me!  All I can say is, it fits PERFECTLY and I am very, very pleased.  Your work is of the finest quality. In addition,  your service and considerate professional courtesy for your customers is excellent.  Simply put, but none the less heartfelt, when it comes to German helmets, YOU RULE!  your friend and another extremely satisfied customer"  - Raymond

"...The helmet arrived yesterday and I am really surprised and happy with the outcome of your excellent work! The painting is very well done and it now all looks as if the helmet had just left the factory. I will spread the word in Spain and recommend your service.

Thank you very much for the good work and quick return. - Santiago

"....helmet arrived today and id just like to complain... but I cant! its absolutely beautiful!! to think that an item over 60 years old and been through the daddy of all wars can be so lovingly restored back to un issued quality is amazing...

im glad I paid the price and got an original well restored piece rather than gamble else where for dubious quality... THANKS!!!" - Tim

"...I received the m35 helmet today and I am impressed! Your passion for accuracy is evident in the quality. Quick turn around even after refinishing it to texture field-gray! Pleasure doing business with you and look forward to future dealings." - Dan

"...Got the helmet and it looks great. Thanks for the fast service. I will
give my recommendation on your products to anyone really interested in
obtaining a great helmet, Thanks Ken"
- Randy

"...Got the helmets last week.. for your outstanding service and quick replies alone you stand among or just simply at the top of the list for vendors of German helmets I'd recommend to others. I'm very happy with my new m42 shell with my old liner in it, but I'm most pleased with the m40! I wear it all the time and cant wait to go to my next event with it! Thank you VERY much!' - Darran

"... I am now the proud owner of an  M-35 restored by Ken of German Helmets inc. Cannot believe how fast it was delivered- from Michigan to Australia in just over a week! Outstanding quality with fantastic paint work, your passion evident by the attention to detail. Your website service and quality craftsmanship have set extremely high standards of which you should be proud..." - Alex

"...I am very pleased with the M40 helmet you sent. The color and texture are perfect. I can't believe that you sent this out on Friday and it arrived on my door step the next day in Arizona. Now that is what I call excellent customer service. Thanks again and I definitely will be sending you my M42 shell for finishing in the near future - Rich

"...Just wanted to let you know that I received the helmet yesterday and that I am pleased beyond words at the appearance and quality of this item. After seeing a few in militaria shops around my area in comparison, your helmet stands above all of them. The liner is top quality and very well crafted and the same goes for the chinstrap. Last but not least, the paint texture and color are amazing to look at and I am proud to own an item that stands out as much as this does. My wife was even impressed by the looks of the helmet-That is saying quite a lot! I'd also like to comment on the speedy delivery of this item. I received it 2 days after payment!   You are a top notch person  to deal with who I can tell gives great detail to  producing a  top quality - authentic to the times German helmet.  I will be back!! "- James

"...I had just received my restored M-35 helmet today from German Helmets, Inc., and I must say, that your attention to detail, correct color/ texture is truly amazing.  Aside from my purchasing original helmets from you in the past, and wanting to purchase a restored helmet out of curiosity, and in comparison to an original helmet from my collection, I'm nearly at a loss for words in trying to describe just how original this helmet really appears, it's nothing short of exceptional in every way!  Thank you for the great site, exceptional work, and superior items that you offer, "I'll be back !" - Bill

"....Received my M42 helmet today. First of all, let me say "Thank You" for an excellent job. It far surpassed what I expected! Secondly, you surprised me on the shipping time, I expected a week or so not a few days!! I look forward with ordering from you in the future." - John

"...Excellent job done on the helmet you worked on for me. When it was delivered today, I was excited and when I saw the finished product, I was elated!!! I give you an A+++++ to the 10th degree!!! Thanks Ken."- Steve

"...Ken Thank you I received helmet it is wonderful... You do a great job and it looks great and authentically restored)))) keep up good work))) -John

"...I got the helmet that I ordered from you this morning. Thanks for the superb work and speedy delivery" -Roger

"... I have gotten my helmet in the post today. Thank you for fast delivery to France. I am very happy with the appearance of this M42 helmet. In France, we do not have such a service as the kind that you offer. Many thanks to you." -Jean-Claude

"...I have just received my helmet and I am writing to let you know how pleased I am with it. You do really good work and I will be ordering again very soon." -William

"...I got my restored helmet today. Three days after payment......great service and one GREAT HELMET! The texture, paint are perfect M1940-M1942. The Liner is the best of all, smooth soft quality. I will be buying from German Helmets again! Thanks so much" -Mark

"...received the helmet   today and it looks GREAT!  Many thanks again.  I definitely will be ordering more things from you in the future.  Your prices are good and your an honest man."-  Wayne

"...Wow!! My helmet arrived today, and, even though I was expecting to be pleased, I was not expecting anything near the quality and workmanship that I now hold. This piece of history is impressive beyond words. I really do not know what to say, but for now, thank you very much!" Harry


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             Ken Niewiarowicz
                 P.O.Box 582
                 Lapeer, MI 48446

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