WWII RCAF Leather Training Helmet
WWII RCAF Leather Training Helmet - Exterior has a very smooth, chocolate brown finish on the leather, four-piece construction, with leather chin strap sewn on the right side and receiving buckle on the left side, plus a protective leather tab with black corduroy support behind the buckle to prevent chafing. It is vented at the rear, a vertical strap sewn in place on the right side of the vent with three adjustable holes and buckle, plus a second long, horizontal strap that begins at the right rear seam and feeds left through a buckle, adjusting the length of the strap accordingly, the end of the strap with a locking tab, plus straps sewn on either side at the rear with snap closures for the feeding through of the goggles strap. Interior with a light yellow chamois leather, right side stamped in black ink with a "NATIONAL HAT MFG. CO." maker mark, the date "1942" below and a large number "3" in between, an "M" in a circle to the right of the maker mark, a second black ink stamp on the left side that appears to be a Canadian Broad Arrow insignia but has faded with time, and a black corduroy support pad sewn in place in the dome at the front. Light soiling in the dome of the helmet, without fabric interruptions in any of the leathers, original hardware, near mint.