The visor is suspended from a steel wire rail fitted below the front brim. The helmet was uncovered during a dig in Van Arsdale, France. These helmets are often called tank helmets, but this is incorrect. They were designed by Captain Richard Cruise for infantry use. There were in use at Messines from June 1917 and were worn by the Irish Guards at Ypres in July.They are often seen worn back to front because of this. The helmet has an overall height of 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) and a diameter of 12.5 inches (31.7 cm), front to back. The chain, from the top to bottom, has a length of 3 inches (7.6 cm) with a small single length of chain measuring 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) long on either side. It weighs 1.03 kg. The helmet is in an untouched dug up condition, though with obvious signs of wear, including rust and pitting. The inner lining & strap are missing. The chain is in good order. Please refer to the images. For further detail and condition, please see images below. The item "WW1 Mark I Cruise Chain Mail Visor Brodie" is in sale since Sunday, September 07, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.