~ French WWI Helmet Guarde Plate ~
These steel plates were an ad-hoc issue for the French infantrymen of WW1 before the Adrian helmet became standard issue in 1915. It is basically a thick front skull cap with a nose protector.
~ Condition ~
The helmet is quite rusty. The leather lining – though musty, and of some age – is probably a later replacement.
~ Dimensions ~
The helmet is 23.5 cm (9.25 inches) in length. It weighs 2.23 Kg.