The Mark V are manufactured as they were originally made in 1942. Helmet shells are spun copper, NOT HYDROFORMED, and the breastplates are hand pounded in the original 1940’s mandrels, NOT MACHINE STAMPED. These methods give each helmet its hand crafted individuality.
Made to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships drawings from the 1940’s this is a genuine U.S. Navy Mark V Diving Helmet. The helmet shell is heavy spun copper fitted with bronze castings. All unplated bronze parts are high polished. Standard finish is tin plated (per U.S. Navy Specifications) but the helmet can be ordered polished if desired. Breastplate fits dresses with a U.S. Navy style collar only.