This is an original WWII production Japanese type 90 helmet. The helmet is a size large, which is indicated by the Kanji character stamped on the inside of the skirt. The helmet was not ground dug, or reworked by the Chinese, Thais, or Vietnamese post-war. There were no extra holes drilled into the steel, and the chinstrap mounts were never tampered with. The helmet is also stamped with an S indication the helmet was made by Seiko of Kobe. The helmet has been totally stripped of post-war paint. As was done by the original Japanese factories, the helmet steel was given a chemical black finish, the brush painted with the correct shade of Japanese olive-brown. The helmet was then fit with a three-pad pig skin liner with gauze pads. The liner has all the correct kanji stamps just like the originals had, plus the size perforated on the back of the band. The chinstrap is a high quality replica, but has the original liner rings. The helmet has also been fit with net as was popular among INJ troops
The helmet has been aged to look and feel like a battle worn original.
This is the type of helmet worn by Japanese Infantry troops all over the Pacific and Asian theater. It is the helmet of the Battle of Shanghai, Nanking, Singapore, Philippines, Iwo Jimi and many more. This is helmet is a must for any Pacific theater enthusiast.