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#1 byf41

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

Is this one original ? Thanks guys

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:52 AM

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 02:57 PM

  I don't like it.  The weave of the cotton looks too "fuzzy".  This is an indication that the cotton fibers were not spun too tightly when the thread was made.  A while back a forum member referenced the sound an authentic WW2 net makes when it is tossed on a helmet shell.  Although, un-scientific as an indication to determining authenticity, is has a basis because of the density of the cotton weave of the thread used to make WW2 period nets.

  Additionally, real nets have a rather abrasive feel, again do to the tight weave of the thread.  If the net in your photos has a soft feel it would also indicate a repro net.

 

Here are some photos of my mint WW2 nets on mint helmets:

 

1 of 4  OD 3/4 inch

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#6 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 03:00 PM

2 of 4  British made brown 3/4 inch

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 03:01 PM

3 of 4  OD 1/2 inch

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Posted 25 November 2019 - 03:05 PM

4 of 4 another OD 3/4 inch

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 02:35 PM

I have a repo net and to me It looks a lot fuzzier than this one which Is why I thought It might have a chance . Honestly having this In hand I don't see much fuzz , but these are still a bit of a mystery to me .



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:58 PM

I think the OP's net has a chance at being real

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:01 PM

I think the OP's net has a chance at being real


+1 has a good KW look to it

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:17 AM

I would lean towards it being original as well.

 

The light 'fuzzing' may have been caused by soaking in water or rot-proofing agents. 

 

Here is a 100% original net in the same size that came out of England a while back. It had an unbearable petrol smell to it. 

 

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:44 PM

For what Its worth I tried dropping It on a shell and It makes an audible clink type sound , very distinct .



#14 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 04:44 PM

byf41,

 

Based on ken88's photo and the sound on the shell, as silly as it seems, I'll change my opinion and say your net is period. 



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:53 AM

Looks like a period net but there are copies of this pattern being made.




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