Hey everyone, i just picked up my first Japanese piece. This is a combat helmet, complete and period painted flat black. There are 3 stampings next to the painted symbol ( i presume the soldiers name) on the inside of the helmet. Looks like a diamond with an 8 in the middle, then a triangle, then a circle(?????). I know that Japanese combat helmets were painted and OD shade...... any ideas as to why this one is black? I am not that familiar with Japanese items....... any thoughts would be great !!!!! Thanks!!!!