Jap Combat Helmets

Jap #13

Jap #13 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in very good condition. The saddles and rivets are original to the shell. Original factory stamps are visible at the inner rear; the Japanese character - dai (large) オ; a five pointed star with internal markings and a couple of other unclear marks. The shell has been left as it was when acquired with brush painted khaki brown inside and out, the Army star and liner rivets. The liner is a fine replica of an original. It has a heavy pig skin leather outer band and the three leather tongues have calico pouches sewn into the back with little pillow inserts that provide padding and sizing for the liner. The chinstrap and components are also authentic replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The helmet has been fitted with the typical Japanese cam net. These shells are getting so expensive and I have had to source my stock from the US with nothing available in Australia at this time. $520 AUD

Jap #15

Jap #15 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in good condition. The shell had eight extra small holes typical of those that saw Thai Service post-war. These holes have been welded up. When stripped, the following stamps were faint but visible; the Japanese character - dai (large) オ and a five pointed star. The shell was stripped to bare metal, repaired, primed then painted in khaki brown. The liner is a fine replica of an original. It has a heavy leather outer band and the three leather tongues have calico pouches sewn into the back with little pillow inserts that provide padding and sizing for the liner. The chinstrap and components are also nice replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The helmet has been fitted with the typical Japanese cam net. $495 AUD

Jap #16

Jap #16 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in good condition. When acquired it was painted in a tan colour with evidence of a lighter colour beneath. This could be original paint and there was about 60% existing. This paint was flaking off with evidence of rust taking over the shell but only light pitting evident. Two of the original chinstrap saddles remain intact with the third rusted through and has been replaced. The shell has the following stamps; 350 in 5mm high numbers stamped very faintly in the crown; ◇S 小 (chisai – small) 350 20 all at the centre-rear. I think the S inside the diamond is for the Seiko Company. Unfortunately, this helmet had to be stripped to bare metal to preserve it; it was then primed and painted in khaki brown. There was also a leather liner with the shell when acquired; it has the little calico pockets behind the leather tongues with padding inserts; the liner could be original and has been retained. The chinstrap and components are nice replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The liner split pins and the Army star are replacements. The helmet has been fitted with the typical Japanese cam net. $495 AUD

Jap #17

Jap #17 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in good condition. When acquired it was painted in a khaki brown colour with what could be nice original paint at the inner dome. There were additional holes typical of those that saw Thai service post war; there was also some Thai writing at the front. The extra holes were welded up. New chinstrap mounting saddles and rivets were fitted. There was an Army Star fitted and this has been retained. The shell has the following stamps; the lot number 138 in 5mm high numbers stamped very faintly in the crown; ◇S 小 (chisai – small) at the centre-rear. I think the S inside the diamond is for the Seiko Company. This helmet was stripped to bare metal; it was then primed and painted in khaki brown. The liner is a fine replica of an original. It has a heavy leather outer band and the three leather tongues have calico pouches sewn into the back with little pillow inserts that provide padding and sizing for the liner. The chinstrap and components are nice replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The helmet has the Army star at the front and has been fitted with the typical Japanese cam net. $495 AUD

Jap #19

Jap #19 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in good condition. When acquired the inner was painted in a light grey, some of this grey still existed on the outer. There were a number of extra holes typical of those that saw Thai service post war. The extra holes were welded up. New chinstrap mounting saddles and rivets were fitted. The shell has the following stamps; the lot number 638 stamped very faintly in the crown; the Japanese character - dai (large) オ and S inside a diamond x two (I think the S inside the diamond is for the Seiko Company); the number 1 and a small triangle; all the stamps are at the centre-rear. This helmet was stripped to bare metal; it was then primed and painted in ship-board grey. The liner is a fine replica of an original. It has a heavy leather outer band and the three leather tongues have calico pouches sewn into the back with little pillow inserts that provide padding and sizing for the liner. The chinstrap and components are nice replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The helmet has been recreated as an Imperial Japanese Navy helmet to a ship’s crewman with an IJN emblem at the front. $495 AUD