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Howdy all,

I am looking for a repro pith helmet of the late 19th c style seen in Zulu, on the Indian Frontier (Injah, not American Indians), etc., and was hoping there might be some folks with some advice. I see a few on the web, but I am concerned that they might not fit my 7 3/8-1/2 sized noggin (this seems to be the case with some of the Vietnam made ones, at least). I also see that International Military Antiques has some, too, that are repros (not sure if they are the same as the ones I am finding elsewhere). Anyone with personal experience of any of these? This going to be for fun wear, not for hard core accuracy of reenactment.

thanks in advance--

 

Professor

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Village Hat Shop has a pretty good reputation. I have not personally seen one of their foreign service helmets though.

 

Also Squadron HQ has them but more expensive.

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I bought my Wild Bunch leather from IMA; delivery was fast and the goods and price were just fine. I'd go with IMA, since it's for "fun" and I hate the idea of beating up an original. You can always return it.

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Check the local feed stores. They usta sell pith helmets around here.

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I don't think you can get any more authentic than what these folks offer ...

 

http://www.thehistorybunker.co.uk/acatalog/British_Army_Victorian_Era_19th_century_uniforms.html

 

About halfway down the page is a complete Victorian era uniform package, complete with a pith helmet.

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

Always wondered 'bout them hats... sorta 'fraid to put one on my head...

 

Just don't want a hat on my head that somebody may have pithed in...

 

ts

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Always wondered 'bout them hats... sorta 'fraid to put one on my head...

 

Just don't want a hat on my head that somebody may have pithed in...

 

ts

 

A very pithy response TS. :lol:

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Guest Tennessee Stud, SASS# 43634 Life

A very pithy response TS. :lol:

 

 

Robert... you always was fulla pith & vinegar... just hell on wheels with words.

 

I do admire yore "wordsmith" ways.

 

ts

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