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WWII Japanese Security Helmet -
The japanese armed force and security apparatus used steel helmets that shared many aspects in their design. some of the differences between the models included the type of insignia and variations in the liner.

The item featured here is a Japanese helmet. As issued during World War Two.

This is a model used by security forces. The person who provided the helmet indicated that this was employed by arsenal guards. however, it may have also been employed in other scenarios.

The design of the helmet consists of an iron shell. The shape is evenly divided, not providing much of a visor or neckguard. A series of small and large rivets are visible in the dome area. They held the liner and chin strap securily to the main body.

The liner is made up of a metal ring riveted to the body. A rectangular piece of cloth has been folded and secured to the ring. A cloth chin strap is passed through two "D" rings. This is a very simple design and reminiscent of the type of devices used by the Samurai warrior.

Most modern military helmets saw their birth during World War One. The need to address the multitude of head wounds in the trenches was the foundation for the widespread development and deployment of helmets.

This section discusses several of the military helmets of the world.

The helmets from various armies came in a variety of designs. There were a large number of different types developed. In many cases the use of the spilled over into non-military applications such as police and civil defense. most of the helmets during WWI and WWII were constructed of a combination of metal and leather.

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This type of headgear is currently being reproduced. In many cases it is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other Japanese military helmets, you can do so by going to our Japanese Military headgear identification guide. Where we cover multiple pieces.


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