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This is a Incredibly Rare circa late 1920's Kuomintang Nationalist
Chinese Plum Blossom or Mountain Bamboo Helmet. The Chinese copied the M1922
Japanese helmet later in the 1920's, just before things heated up between the 2
This helmet, called the Plum Blossom (to differ from the
Japanese Cherry Blossom) or the Mountain Bamboo (because some Chinese thought
the vent hole cover looked like the leaf pattern of the Mountain Bamboo tree
rather than a blossom of either plant...) is encountered far less than its Japanese
cousin, and always they look to have spent some time underground, or in poor
This particular one, in my collection for years, came from
the estate of a Harvard graduate from Massachusetts, but he was passed when I
acquired it, so I do not know the back story. It has much more of the ORIGINAL
paint than the few others I have seen, and a very nice Kuomintang Sun Badge
still on front. The inside is a bit more rusty, and no liner or chin straps
The helmet measures 6" in height x 12" in length from front to back, by 10-5/8" in width from side to side. The Cherry Blossom Ventilation cover measures approximately 2-1/2" in diameter. And the Kuomintang Sun Badge measures approximately 1-1/8" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Steel, enameled sun badge.
This is from a foreign militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VFEJR22 LAFIGEX03/03/22
5 (Fine): The helmet shows poor
storage conditions , but still in shape.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.