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Untouched WWII Japanese Type 90 Army Combat Helmet
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A Type 90 Japanese Army combat helmet that remains essentially untouched since it was brought home as a souvenir of the Pacific war almost 75 years ago. The exterior of the helmet remains dirty and dusty, and appears to have approximately 80% of the original combat paint as still intact. The army star insignia remains affixed to the front of the helmet. The interior lining shows wear and use, and the fabric chin strap is missing. The "pillows" behind the three helmet liner pads retain their filling. A very interesting aspect to the helmet is the way in which the two ends of the liner drawstring were run out through two of the ventilation holes in the dome of the helmet and tied together, thereby created a "loop" of cord on the outside exterior dome. About the only reason for doing this would have been to permit the Japanese soldier who wore the helmet to hang it on his belt or pack while moving. A very interesting, untouched, Japanese combat helmet.