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    Dear Members!

    Is it an original Japanese helmet from ww2, or is it a fake?


    Thanx
    Gabe
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    Hi Gabe,

    It looks like a civic helmet helmet to me... Any photos of the liner? The star certainly isn't is Imperial Japanese Army.

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    Hi Gabe,

    I suspect that this helmet is for civic use. Only the chinstrap appears to be close to what the IJA/IJN used.

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    Thank You for your answer! I also thought that, but I was not sure... Thank You again!!

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    FYI they did use stars like that early on but they are very uncommon, so most helmets with stars like that are probably additions.

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    Interesting helmet, I would also say it is civil defense, but I have not seen one with leather liner before.
    I think it is original, and it is unfortunate that there is so little information available on these helmets.

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    Belonged to Inoue [I-no-ue: above the well]. The "no" is implied, not written.

    Inside the helmet:
    井上
    Inoue

    Along the rim:
    岐阜 [県] 井上 千手堂、南、四
    Gifu [-ken] Inoue Senjudō Minami, Yon

    Gifu [Prefecture], Inoue, Senju Shrine, South, Four

    --Guy

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    Hi Gabe , This is an original civil defense helmet with a liner that is not original to the piece !
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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