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How to Identify a Fake WWII Helmet

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

At CIRCA1941 we have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of WWII helmets. Being able to sort the real from the fake is essential in this hobby. The following guide includes just some of the tips and tricks we have utilized over the years to identify helmets that are not what they purport to be. Note: this article links to and references products throughout; we have no association with the sellers of these products, nor do we enjoy any proceeds from their sales. If we have recommended a product, it is simply because it is something we use and find helpful.