Original Japanese WWII Service Worn Type 92 Army Officer Combat Helmet with Liner - Tetsubo
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good combat used example of the classic Type 92 Tetsubo (鉄帽 - "steel cap"), also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ( 鉄 冑 "steel helmet") by troops. This example definitely shows evidence of service, with some paint loss and quite a bit of wear to the liner. The front star insignia is missing, which may have been removed to preserve honor. Features include:
- White Paint Markings on the Left Exterior which indicate Officer Issue.
- Service Worn leather liner in bark brown aged color leather. The front tongue section unfortunately is mostly missing, and looks to have been cut off when trying to remove the front star. The other two tongues are intact, and still have their pouches on the back, with the padding still installed.
- Original tie down chinstrap, which has some staining and has been repaired.
- Shell retains about 90% of the original paint with no dings or dents, with some scratches and other marks.
- Approximate size 7 1/4 (58cm).
This is a great chance to pick up a very nice service worn Officer's issued example Japanese WWII Type 92 Tetsu-Bo helmet, complete with a liner and chin strap. These are getting harder to find in any condition on the market.
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 Type 92 (1932) Tetsubo, also colloquially called the tetsukabuto ("steel helmet") by troops, was a mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Army from its creation in 1932. It replaced the Japanese-made French Adrian helmets the armed forces had been using. Its construction from inferior chrome-molybdenum steel limited its ability to protect the wearer from gunfire or shrapnel.
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