Zulu War 24th Foot Foreign Service Helmet Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana
Original 24th Foot Rorkes Drift helmets are extremely rare and command very high prices when the do come on the market, which is a once in a lifetime.
This reproduction Zulu war Foreign Service helmet has been made to look over 130 years old. The helmet has been treated with several coats of 'blanco' (whitening mixture) and then naturally aged to give a lovely yellow/tan patina.
The inside has leather and metal fittings and a honeycomb pattern to allow the helmet to 'breath' when worn. The buckle on the chinstrap is brass and is a genuine British military buckle.
The inside has been painted in white and natural green cloth and a red cockade has been added to the ventilation device. This helmet will continue to age naturally and will probably be the most accurate Zulu war helmet that you will own. A huge amount of effort has gone into this helmet to make it as accurate as possible.