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USMC Tropical Pith Helmet. Authentic?

Article about: by Bond A link to the history of these. USMC Pressed Fiber Helmet Training Helmet and More | Military Sun Helmets Thanks for the link, Jerry! Very informative!

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    Default USMC Tropical Pith Helmet. Authentic?

    This helmet (and USN MK 1 knife) was found in the trash today. It's in overall okay condition but is a little scuffed up (probably from being banged around in the dumpster and then dumped). All I can provide are cell phone pictures for now... Can anyone comment on it's authenticity?

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    One looker original and thought to be WWII in date. I have one without it's badge and in a worse state. My example has the same markings including the same contract number and serial number.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    One looker original and thought to be WWII in date. I have one without it's badge and in a worse state. My example has the same markings including the same contract number and serial number.
    Thanks, Jerry! As I said, it's a little scuffed up... it also has what appears to be someone's initials written on the outside. I will post high quality pics ASAP.

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    Default Re: USMC Tropical Pith Helmet. Authentic?

    Well the ega looks like 1960s period, also could you post pictures of the blade

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    I am currently away from my high quality digital camera. I will be sure to post more pics when I get home.

    Here is a cellphone shot of the knife:
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    Neat find! Haven't seen many of those around here.

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    Here are better pics of the pith helmet:

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    Here are some better snaps of the knife:

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    That aluminum pommel is a sure sign of a WWII Mark 1 by Geneva Forge.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A link to the history of these.

    USMC Pressed Fiber Helmet – Training Helmet and More | Military Sun Helmets
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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