On the inside of the leather lining there are three small cushions filled with dried sea weed. Their purpose was to soften and make the helmet more comfortable to wear. Written on the leather is the name of the person who used to wear that particular helmet. Scarce and highly collectable item.German WWII items were destroyed at a great scale after the war by all participating countries. Most of our items come in original, boxed and unused condition since the war. Most of the German military and medical items that we own and currently sell are among the only left of its kind in the world. Our stock is limited and like every good thing will soon come to an end, so take advantage of this opportunity to own authentic German WWII items. Thank you for your patience and understanding. TERMS OF SALE: - All items are guaranteed genuine and as described. The item "WWII 1930s ORIGINAL GERMAN TRANSITIONAL M16 M17 ELITE FORCES HELMET XTR. RARE" is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "globalantiques" and is located in European Union. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, United Kingdom, Australia.