Pre WWII Polish Helmet wz. 31
Pre WWII Polish wz. Here is a wz. 31 helmet that has been in my collection for a number of years. The helmet is an original pot with original liner and chinstrap. At one time this helmet was painted black on the outside and the inside rim – as can be evidenced by remnants of black paint on the liner. Someone has removed the black paint and repainted it green with a close resemblance to the original color. Whoever did this was very careful not to damage the inside markings or the liner/chinstrap. An attempt was made to recreate the original salamandra finish, but it is lacking its original appearance. The inside of the helmet behind the liner still has its original paint stamping bearing Ludwikow 98 37. It also has its K2 ink stamp and its copper control rivet with K2 acceptance stamp. The liner has a K2 stamp and all 3 pads in place. I believe them to be original as they seem to be filled with a coarse animal hair. The leather is in great shape for its age without dry rot, but I would not consider it soft/supple. These helmets are very scarce, especially with intact leather component and markings. It is a wonderful representative piece, that will add to any helmet collection. Please let me know if you have any questions. The item “Pre WWII Polish Helmet wz. 31″ is in sale since Tuesday, August 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “cstogowski” and is located in St Albert, Alberta. This item can be shipped to Canada, to all countries in Europe, to United States, to Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland