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#1 josephc

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:14 AM

I purchased this helmet at an antiques store. the shell appears good, the liner a reproduction.  The star i have been told a reproduction.  I would like to post here for comments.  Is there a source to show what an authentic star should like like?

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:15 AM

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#3 josephc

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:15 AM

more; fake liner. good kanji.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:16 AM

star tabs

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#5 josephc

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:18 AM

liner labeling

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#6 St.Lukas

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 12:28 PM

I agree that star & liner are both reproductions. Check stickies on WAF Japanese boards & here http://www.warrelics...version-589930/ Original stars are contoured to helmet shell/ rounded to fit profile. Fakes are flat. Paint & condition of stars should match helmet shell color as well.

#7 shemp h.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 02:03 PM

I agree with St.Lukas, both are fake.The white kanji character painted on the rear skirt on the inside is the kanji for size large.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 02:07 PM

Almost forgot, the liner is in backwards.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 03:15 PM

I did find and save a picture from an ebay listing for a wallet that a soldier/marine applied "captured" stars to.  maybe can use this as a reference to original star characteristics.

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