Japanese Ceremonial Samurai Helmet -
The helmet portrayed in this page is a replica made for children. The helmet and other
Samurai related items are taken out ona certain day to celebrate manhood. The author has
seen several of this types of helmets and they vary greatly in the level of detail. Some
of them have individual plates that simulate the real armor. This particular example is a
solid piece and came with a cushion for a more colorful display.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII field gear.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out specific points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese gear worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the WWII gear is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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Many WWII Japanese field gear items are currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.