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Is This A Wartime Tropical Hat?

Article about: Hello all, Extremely lightweight hat, feels like cardboard or similar. It even lighter than other 'real' pith helmets I have had. Appears to have had a star or similar to the front at one po

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    Here's a repro version of the Type 98 version 1 pith helmet made in Japan; currently the best on the market.
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    Last edited by nick komiya; 10-10-2016 at 07:44 PM.

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    Nick, here are some quick photos of most of my army pith helmets excluding British safari style. There's room of improvement so let me know how these look.
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    This is the variation that has a waterproof coating.
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    Side & top vent
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    This is a very unusual variation. It seems to use use recycled fabric. Upon close inspection you can make out a textile pattern. Uncertain if it's " cottage industry, late war or " in country " made.
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    Another unusual variation. Hard to judge true exterior color. Might of been white or tan originally
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    Thanks for the photos, Jareth. This gives us excellent coverage of the Type 98 variants. Is the first one without a legible arsenal label with date?
    I might crop some photos and adjust brightness, but those photos are just fine, thanks.
    We only need a Type 5 to show the complete line up. Up till the 1938 model, the sun helmets were produced in 3 sizes and had a different liner system. I've got line drawings of army sun helmets that go further back than the Type 5, which had 3 vent holes on each side, so this will be a very comprehensive evolution story article.

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    & another unusual variation. I've never seen or had a chance to own a type 5. Even a period photo would be neat.
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    Quote by ghp95134 View Post
    This one comes with a hat. "Only" $80


    -Guy
    Many thanks Guy,
    Last edited by christek; 12-27-2016 at 12:38 AM.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Quote by christek View Post
    Many thanks Guy, I'm having trouble finding this linked example. I'm definitely interested as the initial one I was after fell through.

    Thanks again!
    Sorry Chris,

    Try this link.


    --Guy

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