This is an original Vogt Manufacturing Co. WWII headband. It features the 'double wire' buckle variation and contract number of W 199 QM-25898, dating the headband's production to June 1, 1942. An interesting note; the original production price of this headband was 37 cents - talk about appreciation. The leather remains soft and supple. This would be an ideal headband for all helmet liners with non-painted steel A-washers (including Hawleys and low-pressure liners).