Original Imperial Japanese WWII Army Officer Service Worn Type 98 Sun Pith Helmet With Chinstrap - Kanji Marked
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition original WWII Japanese Army type 98 tropical sun pith helmet. It still retains a wonderful form with internal bamboo wicker construction. Comes with original 5 pointed brass army officer star insignia to the front. Helmet has part of the original suspension system and original chinstrap.
The example is marked on the inside with depot and manufacturer information, including a 1941 date. The white tag that would have been reserved to be used to mark with a name or unit has handwritten kanji, perfect starting point for research.
The condition does show wear consistent with service and storage. The exterior has some staining, and there is minor wear to the yellow star on the front of the helmet. The interior retains the color well, with some discoloration around the brim. Only the suspension tabs are still present for the liner. It has a complete functional chin strap.
A very nice WWII Japanese jungle pith helmet for your WWII collection. Ready to display!
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