| Military collectible
|| What to look for
The material is not quite right. The color and texture are not the same as the original
versions. Also, look closely at the buttons. They display some variances from the
pay close attention to the weight of the helmet. The color of the paint will be off from the
original ones. Perhaps the biggest give-away is the liner. The new one does not show the wear
and texture of the old one. Look at the rivets. The new ones are different from the WWII
Pay close attention to the scabbard. The construction on the new one is not exactly the same
as the original one. The wooden grips do not show the color and texture the old ones do.
If you have an interest is seeing WWII Japanese Military items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.
This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of
a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military
antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.