Since the introduction of the functional classes HW (lI) and WT HW (lI) and their peri- odic analogs Hw (1I') and ~ (1I'), defined by a concave majorant w of functions and their rth derivatives, many researchers have contributed to the area of ex- tremal problems and approximation of these classes by algebraic or trigometric polymials, splines and other finite dimensional subspaces. In many extremal problems in the Sobolev class W~ (lI) and its periodic ana- log W~ (1I') an exceptional role belongs to the polymial perfect splines of degree r, i.e. the functions whose rth derivative takes on the values -1 and 1 on the neighbor- ing intervals. For example, these functions turn out to be extremal in such problems of approximation theory as the best approximation of classes W~ (lI) and W~ (1I') by finite-dimensional subspaces and the problem of sharp Kolmogorov inequalities for intermediate derivatives of functions from W~. Therefore, advance in the T exact and complete solution of problems in the nperiodic classes W HW could be expected without finding analogs of polymial perfect splines in WT HW .