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is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

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    Default is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    does this helmet look like a fake Japanese helmet made from a Swedish M26?

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it is.
    This is an incorrect liner for a Japanese helmet.

    The insignia also looks glued in position and is
    placed too high, IMO..................
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure it is.
    This is an incorrect liner for a Japanese helmet.

    The insignia also looks glued in position and is
    placed too high, IMO..................
    the shell should also have air vent holes and a 3 point chin strap, but some civil defense shells look similiar to this one

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    I thinking Swed m26, It doesn't have the hole for the star or anchor device in the front like the Japanese helmets have. and that liner is not Japanese.

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    Japanese chin straps were usually cloth. Looks mocked up. NH

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    I am no way an expert on this, but the written Japanese looks very poor, like a westerner has tried to write it. The stroke order is wrong and character for mountain (looks like a fork, second from last symbol) should have two small lines on the outer side of the fork shame and one long line in the middle.


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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    Definitley not a Japanese helmet. Shape is incorrect. Liner and chin strap is also wrong. Later today , I will post images of the interior of an original helmet for comparison,
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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ID:	203536The liner and chin strap of a genuine Japanese helmet.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Default Re: is this a WWII Japanese helmet or Swedish M26 helmet made to look like one?

    A little super glue will do amazing things.

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