Is this one original ? Thanks guys
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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
Edited by Persian Gulf Command, 25 November 2019 - 03:07 PM.
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 .
Posted 06 December 2019 - 02:01 PM
I think the OP's net has a chance at being real
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.
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 .
Posted 09 December 2019 - 04:44 PM
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.
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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