WWII US helmet net reproduction.
Very distinctive netting of some units during second world war (see original photos) :
- 79th Infantry Division
- 42nd Infantry Division
- 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Operation Dragoon)
Original or repro nets are very hard to find.
You will receive a net identical to the one in photo.
⚠️ The helmet is not for sale!
⚠️ This net will only fit US M1 type helmets. We cannot assure it will fit a German Stahlhelm, a Japanese helmet, or any other kind of helmet.
⚠️ You can choose to receive your net white (natural color) or brown (aged). Select color option before ordering.
⚠️ If you buy a white/natural net and decide to dye it yourself, do not soak it in water or any other liquid solution. These nets are 100% cotton, and would shrink a lot.
Suggested method :
1 - Wrap your helmet in Cellophane / cling film, in order to protect the shell
2 - Install the net on the helmet (the cellophane is therefore between the shell and the net)
3 - Dye the net with the chosen dye solution (tea, walnut stain, mud…) using a sponge
4 - Let dry, leaving the net on the helmet. The net will not shrink as it dries.
5 - Once dry, remove the net, and the Cellophane.
6 - You can now reinstall the net. Size is perfect!
I am François, founder and manager of ww2gear.
As far as I can remember, I have always been a WW2 history buff.
The ww2gear adventure started back in 2017 with the creation of the @ww2gear Instagram page. Since then, I have developed increasing interest for WW2 reenactment.
One thing led to another, and I quickly joined a U.S. Army reenactment group in Belgium : The BRO.
Simultaneously, I started creating repro gear for myself and a few friends, in line with the concrete needs of WW2 collectors and reenactors. It quickly became a serious business, which led to a full time job in 2021.
Most products available on this webshop are handcrafted by myself or artisans, which explains our limited assortment strategy.
I am a passionate person, working to enhance your passion.
Do not hesitate to contact me! 🤘