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 #14
Jap #14 - The shell is an original Type 90, WW2, Japanese combat shell in good condition. The shell had several extra holes and appears to have seen Thai Service post-war. The shell has the following stamps; 103 in 5mm high numbers stamped very faintly in the crown; ◇S 小 (chisai – small) J 093 70 (faintly stamped) all at the centre rear. The shell sanded back to bare metal very nicely; the extra holes where then welded up; the shell 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. This liner will be best suited to fit a size 53-56cm head. The chinstrap and components are also nice replicas of the originals. The strap is nicely woven. The helmet has a Marine (Naval Landing Force) insignia at the front and has been fitted with the typical Japanese cam net. $495 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