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Article about: Here are a couple of pics of my first tropical helmet, the badges are reproduction to be replaced in the future.Its missing its strap and one of the strap hangers.

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    Here are a couple of pics of my first tropical helmet, the badges are reproduction to be replaced in the future.Its missing its strap and one of the strap hangers.
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    Really sorry just noticed that I have put this in the totally wrong section, not sure how I managed that. Could someone put it in its right place.

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    Worked out how to move it myself so please ignore above.

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    Sorry, but I don't like the look of it...
    Might be the pictures, but it looks to round,to high and to short...just; very different.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Couple more pics
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    I´m sorry to say it, but I agree with stuka f...

    Have a look at mine, and you can see why.
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    Nice helmet. Still happy with mine though.

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    Could someone tell me what these are normally constructed from, I have read they are made of cork or pith, while mine is made of weaved straw.

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    The one you show is a rescent copy.
    Most original pith helmets where made of cork, but Germans also used partly felt and some sort of plastic.
    Ask Peter Suciu at Peter Suciu | Military Sun Helmets
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Double post! I eraset it.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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