GERMAN 1ST PATTERN "CHAMPAGNE" RUNIC SS DECAL NS/SE
SS HELMET DECAL "CHAMPAGNE" REPRODUCTION
This is our premium decal that is just like the original with the same colours, material, dimensions, inks and gold metallic background.
Made in Europe exactly like the German WW2 original decal.
If you are restoring a original German WW2 helmet and want the best decal manufactured in the world today this is it.
The defining quality of the NS/SE decal is the champagne patina these develop. They are the rarest of the major makers and perhaps the most controversial of all SS decals is the NS/SE or Champagne decal. It is called this because of the pinkish/bronzish "champagne" hue the patina takes over time. The decal is primarily found on prewar M35 NS helmets and on occasion found on SE M35s. They are found on some ckl (ET) marked and hkp (SE) marked M42s but those with lot numbers on ckl helmets higher than 5000 can be suspected as postwar.
They can also be found on reissues with the thought that these were a contract decal similar to the pre-war CA Pocher and used as needed on short contracts, typically with makers NS and SE.
Application is easy: simply dip in warm water for about 30 seconds, wait for the film to release, slide onto surface, wipe gently to smooth surface, then allow to dry.