BACKGROUND: The first "modern" 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.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A second pattern (with a magnetic steel rim instead of a raw edge) Mark l non-magnetic hardened manganese steel helmet. Nice complete liner and chinstrap system. To the underside of the rear brim of the helmet body is stamped "MLS" being the steel supplier’s initial and the code numbers for the batch of steel the helmet was made from. Few small dents to the crown, but overall very nice. 

GRADE ****                             PRICE $418.00

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