What's not to like about Denmark? It has a long tradition of standing up to bullies during WWII, and more recently here.
My introduction to the Danes (aside from Danny Kaye's protrayal of Hans Christian Andersen) was a really cute exchange student when I was in high school. I decided then that I'd like all things Danish. My instincts were good.
On to the helmet in question.
This distinctive helmet has that unmistakable Danish profile.
Although it affords a great deal of coverage, I find the widely flared skirts restrictive to peripheral vision.
The top view shows the longitudinal stripe to good effect. The original black, smooth finish, as well as the light weight liner leads me to believe that this helmet did not start its career as a combat helmet but rather a police or civil defense helmet, that, however is conjecture on my part.
The liner is pretty conventional in the European sense. The leather is in outstanding condition, bright and supple.
Four fairly diminutive rivets secure the liner to the shell...
passing through these leather washers which serve as spacers between the liner and the shell.
The liner and the chinstrap couldn't be more different. The liner is fresh and the strap is cracked and weathered, leading me to believe that the strap predates the liner, which may have been a replacement during the career of this lid.
Unlike the typical European helmet, this one has a dearth of markings, only this single serial number appears lightly on the inside skirt.
The typical drawstring adjustment in the crown of the liner affords varible distance between the top of the wearers head and the shell of the helmet. This is the only adjustment point available on this liner. Definately not a "one size fits all" situation.
Altogether a fine looking helmet which may have an interesting past. I hope more information is forthcoming.