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The Japanese helmets came in a variety of designs. The following is an analysis of one of those helmets. Detailed photographs and terminology are given to provide the enthusiast and collector with a better understanding of this fascinating aspect of militaria.

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The Japanese military helmets had a couple of holes drilled to the front. A metal insignia was attached via the use of metal prongs. The example featured here has a five point metal star.

The Japanese helmets were often marked with paint on the inside of the rim.

Additional markings may have been stamped into the rear or side sections of the helmet.

The right photo shows the chin strap ring. It secures the chin strap to the main body.

A rear view of the helmet reveals multiple rivets in the dome area.
The rim is the exposed type. It has been rounded off as to avoid
injuring the soldier.

Two small rivets were used to hold the chin strap ring.

The inside of the helmet pad was often black-ink stamped.

The chin strap was of very simple design. Basically a throw back to the days of the Samurai warriors.

If you have an interest is seeing other Japanese headgear, you can do so by going to our Japanese helmets identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Air Force and other organizations from various time periods.

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