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Original Imperial Japanese WWII Army Helmet with Complete Liner and Padded Cover - Tetsubo

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent combat used example of the classic of the Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by troops. Features include:

- Original tan padded machine sewn cover with yellow five point star to front. Inside of cover is Kan ink stamped.
- Original 5 point metal star to front.
- Complete three tongue leather liner (without pads) with Japanese Kanji ink markings.
- Original tie down chinstrap.
- Correct color original paint on interior and exterior with the usual wear.
- Inside of shell marked in Kanji in white paint.
- Shell retains some original paint with no dings or dents.
- Approximate size 7 1/4 (58cm).

This is a great chance to pick up a fantastic example of the Japanese WWII Tetsu-Bo helmet with original cloth cover. These are getting harder and harder to find on the market, surely to appreciate in value over time!

The Imperial Japanese Army was the official ground based armed force of Imperial Japan from 1871 to 1945. It was controlled by the Imperial Army General Staff Office and the Ministry of War, both of which were nominally subordinate to the Emperor of Japan as supreme commander of the army and the navy. Later an Inspectorate General of Military (Army) Aviation, became the third agency with oversight over the army. During wartime or national emergencies, the nominal command functions of the emperor would be centralized in an Imperial General Headquarters (IGHQ), an ad-hoc body consisting of the chief and vice chief of the Army General Staff, the minister of war, the chief and vice chief of the Naval General Staff, the inspector general of military aviation, and the inspector general of military training. The Japanese Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by troops, was a mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Army from its creation in 1932. Its construction from inferior chrome-molybdenum steel limited its ability to protect the wearer from gunfire or shrapnel.
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