Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
Join the club mate.
Whatever its just an opinion.
At least the company states that they are reproduction, not that I am condoning it!
to be expected,1914-2014.
At least the helmet stand looks OK!....
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
As a collector I am not all to fond of the reproductions...
However as a re-enactor I am happy that original helmets are not used "in the field", so to speak.
Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.
I think repros make excellent reenactment / living history helmets, originals should not be used, they need to be preserved
living history events are very popular these days, these repros are perfect for those kinds of activities, also for movie productions or war documentaries.
they are like Hollywood prop helmets, just for looks, and probably not even made of the same type of steel used to make the originals
I see nothing wrong in selling reproductions - as long as this is how they are advertised. It is when some scumbag starts passing them off as originals to the unwary that it gets a bit naughty. There were always be a market decent reproductions when prices of originals put them out of reach of poorer collectors.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.