This original WWII Kobe Seikō manufactured Type 90 Japanese helmet is truly an incredible piece of history. The helmet's original star badge remains intact, signifying use by the Imperial Japanese Army. The helmet exhibits all the characteristics of a Killed In Action, bring-back souvenir. It features an exit wound at the rear of the helmet, a severed chinstrap, and a cut-out liner pad. The helmet most likely sat atop the head of a Japanese soldier prior to being shot by a Marine, the Marine then proceeded to retrieve the helmet, cutting the chinstrap from the original owner's neck, then removed the portion of the liner stained by the headshot.
WWII Imperial Japanese Army Type 90 Helmet (KIA USMC Bring-Back)