WWII US helmet net reproduction.
Unique netting based on an original WW2 model (see last photos of 8th Marine Regiment embarking for Guadalcanal, 1942).
This net is designed for the early war M1917-A1 Kelly helmet.
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 fit US M1917A1 type helmets, or British Brodie 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!