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Japanese Helmet WWII

Article about: Stitching and non factory marked pads indicate it is a IJN helmet. The size also supports this.

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    Matt,

    I'm asking for native-speaker help on another forum. Those guys are VERY good. I'll let you know what they say.

    --Guy

  2. #22

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    Great! Thanks!

  3. #23

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    The kanji are
    魏 翹

    Possibly two individuals wrote the kanji. One of the native-speakers said each ideogram was written by a different hand: top one nicely done; bottom sloppy .

    (Looks like the same hand to me .... but I'm not a native-speaker.)

    Direct translation from my on-line dictionary:
    • 【ぎ】[gi] (n) Kingdom of Wei; State of Wei (China);
    • 【あきら】 Akira (g) 【ぎょう】 Gyou (g) NA


    No native speaker yet has ventured a guess as to the meaning.
    =======
    I checked a Chinese-language translator:
    Wei (also a surname)
    qio (to raise/warp)

    Sorry -- that's all I can report.

    --Guy

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    Thanks for doing the research. Interesting.

  5. #25

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    Quote by matty60618 View Post
    Thanks for doing the research. Interesting.
    You're welcome.

    --Guy

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    OK, with this new information is it possible that this helmet was re-issued to Chinese troops? The Imperial insignia has been removed and there is a reference to China in the liner. NH

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    Quote by Neil Hever View Post
    OK, with this new information is it possible that this helmet was re-issued to Chinese troops? The Imperial insignia has been removed and there is a reference to China in the liner. NH
    Neil, if you're referring to the two kanji I translated ~ there is a misunderstanding that is not your fault. The kanji were on the wood core of a gunto sheath, not the helmet.

    --Guy
    Last edited by ghp95134; 06-01-2013 at 12:43 AM. Reason: inserted "sheath"

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    Guy, Oh yes, sorry about that. NH

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    Quote by Neil Hever View Post
    Guy, Oh yes, sorry about that. NH
    No, no, no. Not your fault; a new thread should have been started to avert misunderstandings.

    --Guy

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    Quote by col james View Post
    if it is naval landing force helmet ,it might be worth trying to find the anchor and cherry blossom insignia badge to complete the exterior at least
    Does anyone know if this would be the correct anchor ingignia badged or this helmet?? This is on eBay.
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