Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Early tropical sun helmet

Article about: Opinions would be greatly appreciated

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Early tropical sun helmet

    Opinions would be greatly appreciated


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	155.5 KB 
ID:	731697
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

  2. #2
    MAP
    MAP is online now
    ?

    Default

    I've seen these early white ones in books / on-line and never in hand so I can't be sure. but it looks really nice. Hope others confirm it's real!

    I have the later Khaki version with cloth star.

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  3. #3
    ?

    Default

    Quote by MAP View Post
    I've seen these early white ones in books / on-line and never in hand so I can't be sure. but it looks really nice. Hope others confirm it's real!

    I have the later Khaki version with cloth star.

    Michael
    I also have that version. This one looks legit to me, but always ask for a second opinion. They pop up once in a while, so time to buy is when you see it. A little pricey, but what isn't?
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

  4. #4
    MAP
    MAP is online now
    ?

    Default

    I can't see anything that worries me but I could be missing something. These are stiffer than the later versions? Correct (as noted, never held one, just from what I have read).
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  5. #5
    ?

    Default

    I've never seen one in hand, one thing that looks a bit odd is that it has been painted white, which leaves you to wonder if it was white originally and when it was painted. Also the center band should be khaki.
    Here is a link to another one that was for sale. Rare WW2 Japanese Officers Sun Helmet | The Military Campaign I've added a couple of pictures from it.

    Steve.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WW2__Sun_Helmet_01.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	53.8 KB 
ID:	731917

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WW2_Sun_Helmet_.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	156.7 KB 
ID:	731918

  6. #6
    ?

    Default

    It has been weather proofed. It is listed in the collectors guild preview, sent out today. Here is the description from Peter.

    Early, army enlisted issue helmet. Woven bamboo covered with white water-resistant, cotton drill cloth. The covering is comprised of six machine sewn pieces, meeting at the apex of the crown and sewn under a reinforcing band along its brim. A 20mm wide band is horizontally sewn along the mid-point of the helmet. Above the band, to its forward seam line, is an officer quality Army pattern metal star insignia. To the interior, its medium green colored liner, in a looser weave material, mirrors the six-piece construction to the exterior. A white cotton tag is sewn to the liner, to which no discernable information can be seen. Also present is a handwritten name in kanji. Shows light usage and wear.
    Last edited by visor; 08-25-2014 at 11:06 PM.
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

  7. #7
    ?

    Default

    It looks fine to me.

  8. #8
    ?

    Default

    I might pass on it, have come across a lufty helmet I might get instead.
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

  9. #9
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Tinhat View Post
    I've never seen one in hand, one thing that looks a bit odd is that it has been painted white, which leaves you to wonder if it was white originally and when it was painted. Also the center band should be khaki.
    Here is a link to another one that was for sale. Rare WW2 Japanese Officers Sun Helmet | The Military Campaign I've added a couple of pictures from it.

    Steve.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WW2__Sun_Helmet_01.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	53.8 KB 
ID:	731917

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	WW2_Sun_Helmet_.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	156.7 KB 
ID:	731918
    Steve, would you know the price it went for?
    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

  10. #10
    ?

    Default

    Quote by visor View Post
    Steve, would you know the price it went for?
    No I don't unfortunately, I saw that Collectors Guild had another advertised for $450 which sold.
    Steve.

Similar Threads

  1. 02-23-2014, 11:50 PM
  2. Question German tropical shoulder boards - early pattern ?

    In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich
    11-15-2013, 08:07 PM
  3. Need Help! Tropical Helmet

    In Cap Authentication forum
    11-04-2012, 09:45 AM
  4. 10-27-2012, 06:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •