For beeing your first time to post here you nailed it with showing this type of helmet
The only thing i can see and say that it is an outstanding helmet
I wont be of any help here i know little or nothing of these types of helmets
I think somewere here on the forum there is one already posted and if i am not mistaken it was to be belgian helmet ,but this is said with doubts
Dutch is the language that is used in belgium and the netherlands or holland
If things like this helmet are of a specific country its either prenounced as beeing belgian or dutch
The word hollands or netherlands sounds a bit funny if you ask me
As for the second question i have no clue not everyting was marked
Did you check the inside or perhaps behind the lïner
Not Belgian!!! See the link below. Carabineers or Cuirassiers.
Think: Carabineers. No or only low metal comb. The wool caterpillar looks to sit directly on the helmets body.
And yes: the stamps should be on the outside of the neckguard. Covered by the "cat".... ;-))
Great helmet !
Sorry to say but unfortunately this helmet is a total fantasy helmet, The lion is Belgium but they not have a metal helmet with a lion as front plate . the chinscales seem to be from a french Firebrigade helmet and not one part of the helmet is Dutch ( the front visor is never pointy on a Dutch helmet )