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Chicken wire helmet opinions

Article about: Hello, i just bought this helmet and would like to have you opinion about it this helmet was found in a barn some month ago in the area of the ardennes and used as a bowl to mix concrete ! w

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    Hello,
    i just bought this helmet and would like to have you opinion about it
    this helmet was found in a barn some month ago in the area of the ardennes and used as a bowl to mix concrete !
    what do u think about the wire ? galvanized for sure and in better state than the helmet !

    thank you

    best regards
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    I'm not liking this at all. Even galvanized wire will rust over time. Maybe it was put on to hold the helmet together

    As for the thicker wire, it may have a chance.

    Let's wait for others...
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    the guy told me he cleaned it with anti rust wd40 and it still smell it a lot
    that's maybe why there is no rust on it .
    thank you for your input ! and yes the thicker one is more convincing
    regards

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    It's been pimped up with the addition of the twisted wire, it would have been best to leave it alone as i am in the belief that the thick wire that surrounds it is period. The galvanized wire is the recent addition IMHO

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    The deal breaker here is the fact that the reverse twist chicken wire is an American pattern and not European. As far as I know, no helmet that has this type is ever considered to have had it fitted originally.

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    Quote by darkmyst View Post
    the guy told me he cleaned it with anti rust wd40 and it still smell it a lot
    that's maybe why there is no rust on it .
    thank you for your input ! and yes the thicker one is more convincing
    regards
    WD-40 would not remove 70 years of rust and the chicken wire is so thin it would have disintegrated long before the thicker baling wire.

    Just my opinion...

    might be worthwhile to just remove the chicken wire.

    Michael
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    Bad to the bone!....
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    Used to mix concrete? LOL. I would get my money back if you can for the reasons already stated above.

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    Hi, there Is no "bedding in/correlation" from the wire to the steel. In my opinion there is absolutely no chance that this was wire placed on the helmet during the period of WWII. An old relic shell that's been played with. Leon.
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    tarted up relic.

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