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    Early 5th Western Cavalry Brodie Helmet

    ypres
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    Post by ypres on Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:44 pm

    Hi guys,

    I found this a little while ago. It is an early rimless, mild steel (Magnetic) example. I think it was refurbed at a some point since it has a later pattern liner and the badge on the front was repainted from red to yellow. Perhaps when the liner was redone it had a repaint? The crack to the back is also interesting. I think the milder steel in the early helmets tended to crack this way which led to the addition of manganese which made the steel much stronger in later helmets.

    All the best,

    Ypres


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    Post by Bill on Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:50 am

    Nice.
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    Post by Jonhno on Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:38 am

    very nice helmet,
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    Post by swamprat_12 on Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:35 pm

    Very nice indeed!
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    Post by matthewsq on Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:13 pm

    Great helmet. I have one of these early war office helmets (non magnetic, though) and it has all sorts of ripples in the metal. They seem pretty flimsy.

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