Camo paint was often applied after the application of wire, that isn't the problem with this helmet. The problem with this helmet is the fake wear/aging of the camo paint that in my opinion is not period applied. This not a helmet that I would pursue. Just my 2 cents, which I have said in the past, my wife thinks aren't worth a penny. Jim G.
09-25-2015 11:03 PM
Hi Guys, just an update ( got this from a friend who was bidding on this helmet)...it sold for $7,000.00 not including the buyers commission -15%. Hal
A long time ago in a land far,far away....
Unbelievable the price that some guys are willing to pay for helmet that has not been vetted and doesn't have provenance. I'm absolutley willing to take a leap of faith if a helmet sort of "feels right"...but that is usually only for less than about $500....not 7K!! Even if that helmet ended up being the real deal, that is huge money!
You know my track record with camo's...saying that I also believe the helmet is not a real camo. But someone had this helmet in hand,and may have seen something we may have missed. I wish vikingrelics would shed some light as to why the helmet is a good one.
Fortune favors the brave 644th td
Must be nice to be able to blow 8 Grand on a fake helmet and still feel good about it.....not all that many people Have this much money in excess to throw away...
(I wonder if VR did,indeed, purchase this wonderful piece?)
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Man, I'm in the wrong business! I hope the buyer is very happy with their purchase and that this one is not on the market again for many years to come. Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
do you care to explain some of the posts here on the forum? You seem to go against the grain as you did in this thread where you failed to back up your opinion with any reasoning whatsoever:
SE66 camo w/ Marsh cover
clearly the camo has been postwar applied to the helmet that started the thread and artificially aged with tooling; there's no other way to describe it.
This thread is about the helmet posted.
If you have a problem with me or any other members expressing their opinions in general, maybe just don't read them?
Do I say anything about your opinion? No, because I don't care honestly. Everyone has one! Positive or negative at the end of the day it doesn't matter.
I agree, this is a discussion thread. Saying "Beautiful helmet, one of the best I have seen. " is fine but why do you think it is authentic? Please educate me, I want to know and I am trying to learn. What is it that you're seeing that nobody else here is seeing?
Please, by all means explain and let's discuss. To me, the artificial aging only happens within the areas of the wire, thus logically to myself the helmet was "aged" after assembly and not from true combat wear. I do not feel it is authentic and that is my reasoning. Other members besides myself have asked you to explain why you are saying the things you are in this "discussion" thread as well:
So, why do you feel the helmet is authentic?