And don't forget to mention NO third party overseeing the results coupled with the fact that there was NO set standard to begin with.
All of this is just a smoke screen for the fake helmets to be given Status as WW2 period.
Thats a big part of the findings.
I know of several of the bad helmets in friends collections and they are scary.......complete with COAs.
Its a massive shockwave through the helmet collecting house that they are bad and have been proved so.
The third party oversight question was the first step toward the unraveling of this use of XRF Owen. They would not share the data they were using so that it could be verified. In the end, the number of samplings used to build the database was embarrassingly small for TR helmets and nearly non-exisitant among US helmets, yet helmets were given the stamp of approval or dismissed as fakes based on HIGHLY FLAWED data, fancy talk and cool looking literature. It simply didn't work and as a result, there are now worthless fakes sitting on collectors shelves with COA's and some legitimate helmets which were wrongly destroyed by those who believed the results and thought they had fakes. Sad, barely describes this whole fiasco. The lot number chart and revelation of painted runes were the wooden stake in the heart for XRF promoters.
As for those who invested in this, whether their plans were noble or not, they are still going to have to take responsibility for it. Believe it or not, I do feel sorry for them, it is going to be a tough road.