SS decals are very different from any other decals presented on this website. They are comprised of black sigrunes on a silver shield that is bordered in black. The manufacturing process was more or less similar to that of Heer decals. A two sheet process was used wherein the SS runes were applied to the metallic silver shield. SS represents the "Schutzstaffel" which was originally formed as Hitler's bodyguard unit in the early 1930s.
As with Heer decals, there are a number of SS decal variations as the different helmet manufacturers obtained their SS decals from a number of different decal manufacturers. Almost all SS decals presented here are in Norwegian collections and many of them are related to Norwegian SS volunteers.
SS decal on an M34. The decal manufacturer is C.A. Pocher. Note the sharp angles of the runes. Another feature is the bottom line of both runes are in line with the point where the shield makes a turn to become narrower and pointed (the «break»). These decals were often used on early production helmets such as the M35 SS DD (double decal) helmets produced by ET and Quist.
SS decal on an M40 Quist. This decal differs from ET decals by the shape of the SS runes and has a certain similarity to C.A. Pocher decals. Quist runes have sharper angles than ET runes, resembling the runes of the C. A. Pocher. However the bottom edge of the left rune is slightly lower than the C.A. Pocher, positioned below the break point in the shield.