This was my helmet of choice for WW1 French/American displays when I was reenacting. I've since purchased a different helmet. This is a little heavier than the originals, but still looks good. I hand painted this with a custom color that is similar to original examples. I have also dented the hell out of it to give it that "Been there, Verdun that" look to it. Has a VERY high quality liner that I stuck in there and barely used. All in all, this is ready for your collection/impression as I can't keep everything around that I think is cool.