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The man behind the Kamikaze Headband

Article about: The man behind the Kamikaze Headband The printed Kamikaze headbands that dealers try to sell as those worn by Kamikaze pilots, has been long been exposed as fabricated fantasy. They were act

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    Here's a photo of the factory worker's headband being worn by flight crew, and on the other hand a variant Kamikaze headband for a factory worker with even a Kikusui emblem. Collectors would have wanted these two characters to swap their headbands back then before getting photographed. In the end, solid provenance is the only way to be sure of the context in which they were once worn.
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    As this thread is pinned, I might as well use it to showcase a fake you'll find already in circulation in the collector's world.
    Back in the 80s there was a US dealer calling themselves "House of Swords and Militaria", who issued thick catalogs. The headband below was one of their regular catalog items at $45 a piece. It was done like the fake Tojo flags made by the CBs. They took the Saburo Endo headband and copied it by hand. These were hand done, so there are some minor differences from the catalog photo, but you can see that it was written by the same person. These will show age and staining, but don't get excited when you see one at a garage sale.
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    Their catalog read as follows.
    "JAPANESE KAMIKAZI HEAD BAND. 100% authentic of linen with full hand lettered inscription, chop mark, rising sun meat ball design. Recovered from a local veteran. One of the most famous of all Japanese headbands......$45.00 "

    From a vet, of course, where else? Photos borrowed from zachb's post at WAF
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