An original British Brodie helmet. This is the Mk.2.,referred in it's entirety as Helmet, Steel, Mk.II, No.2.
The Brodie helmet was standardised during the First World War, but continued in use until well into the later stages of the Second World War.
This helmet is the Mk.2, introduced around 1938 and bearing more or less identical to the Mk.I, but differing in the chin strap and method of chin strap attachment. Later Mk.2s had a different liner.
The helmet does not have any drill holes on the rim adjacent the chin strap bales. Helmets graded for combat use did not have any holes present (although some were used on the Home Front). The maker mark to the helmet is not visible.
Helmet has had a field added thick sand coating both inside and outside, with a lovely splodge camouflage paint to the outside, being beige and shades of green.
Some damage and age related deterioration to the liner, no date stamp or manufacturer mark found to either helmet or liner.