I was lucky enough to score this bad boy of of Aaron a couple of weeks back and it is a lovely addition to the collection.
This heavily scrimmed net came on a Mk III that Aaron ( Tin Lids ) purchased some time back and he feels it was added to the helmet to gussy it up so he offered it up for sale I could not help myself as it is such a killer ensemble .
Well first off as best as I can tell the net is a brown late war knotted which is nicely worn and polished supporting it has been on a helmet for some time it is baring multi colored hessian scrim which is nicely matted down and pulled which is what one would expect to see on any vintage net that has been used.
It also came complete with a nice large piece of hessian (burlap) that has been tucked on the underside of the net .
So now it is time to make some decisions for the purpose of display as I have a few naked helmets it would look rather sharp on should it be added to a Mk II , Mk III , Mk IV , Mk VI , 1953 dated HSAT ,Mk I HSRAC ,Mk II HSRAC and or a HSDR .
What say you gents what are your thoughts and opinions on the subject.