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Old 12-16-2019, 01:45 PM   #1
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Could you give me an estimate for this helmet cover?

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Old 12-16-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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Need to see exterior photo of very top of cover to see how fabric panels were sewn.
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:51 PM   #3
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Seeing the panels with the previous stitching lines makes me fear it's a raincoat special
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:04 PM   #4
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Missed those empty stitch seams! That's a bad sign that cover may have been made up of army raincoats. They were disassembled post war & material used to make repro/fake covers
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:29 AM   #5
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Hello, thank you for your help.
I did not know this story with the raincoats, but it seems to me that it is not made with the same fabric.

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Old 12-17-2019, 06:16 AM   #6
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I don't like the top construction. That's strike two against it
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Old 12-17-2019, 07:09 AM   #7
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The top construction does not shock me by comparing it to those of good covers.



The date inside being showa 18 or 1943, it may be possible that mine is a 1943 pattern from which the band would have been removed. Because the stitchs go all around the cover, horizontally and are parallel.
I looked for examples of fake covers made with raincoat, the seams are generally vertical.

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Old 12-17-2019, 07:21 AM   #8
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The stitches match well





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Old 12-17-2019, 11:26 AM   #9
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I can't think of any scenario where/why the Japanese would remove the band on a unissued cover?? Nonetheless, you should hit the cover with a UV light and see if any threads glow. Then you can make your choice on what you want to do. Good luck
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:04 PM   #10
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Why ? I don't know that, there can be a thousand reasons.
This explanation is in any case the most coherent considering the elements that I presented to you previously, You do not agree ?

Anyway, I attach the photos of the UV light test which supports my reasoning.
On some of photos I added a recent thread next to it for comparison.










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Old 12-17-2019, 05:48 PM   #11
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A thousand reasons?!?! Umm, Ok good luck
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:09 PM   #12
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For over 70 years?.. Yes

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Old 12-18-2019, 10:15 AM   #13
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Just that you know. If i want original string of the ww2 period i can have one's. So i think it is not very complicated to use old strings so on uv it give nothing.
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:18 AM   #14
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Ok... Good for you
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:02 PM   #15
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I believe it is a good helmet cover that, for whatever reason and who knows when it was done, the reinforcement band was removed. Regards, Ron.
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