M38 German Paratrooper Helmet Type 2 Chinstrap New Condition
Our Type 2 M38 Paratrooper Helmet chinstraps are hand made by a military leather-worker who lives only 300 miles from Thale in Germany who aims for 100% accuracy in his work. These chinstraps were the second version to be worn on the M38 Helmet early to late WW2. It is also known as the 'gate' buckle version.
There are two types available, one with chamois and aluminium grommets and one with reversed leather and zinc plated grommets (late version) . The type 2 chinstraps was introduced after Fall Gelb (invasion in the Netherlands and Belgium on the 10th and 11th of may 1940).
Made from genuine grey-blue top dyed goatskin and real chamois or reversed leather ( shades vary). They are stitched with Gruschwitz No. 10 thread, real linen reinforcement and packing- or real genuine wartime German newspaper inside just like the originals. The machine manufactured aluminium or zinc grommets will fit your helmet's bolts and nuts correctly.
These straps weigh only 80 grams and are very strong, just like originals - light but strong, not fat imitation pigskin used on poor reproductions! All specifications are taken from the original drawings, real wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv and original chinstraps. We started production from the ground up without using replica’s as samples, as we wanted to offer 100% accuracy.
The features are:
- The correct weight and strength - flexible and not 'chunky'.
- The correct grommets - zinc or aluminium.
- Made from grey-blue top dyed goatskin.
- Stitched in Gruschwitz No. 10 thread
- Real linen reinforcement and packing paper inside.
- Real chamois or reversed leather on the insides.
- Will fit ET66, ET68 and ET71 versions of Helmet.
- Zinc coated buckle
These are the best WWII German Type 2 Paratrooper Chin straps on the market, perfect for helmet restorers, collectors and re-enactors. They are made to order so we only have a small quantity in stock, these may take a couple of weeks to make and to send to you. You may want to email us and check stock levels before ordering. If 'quantity' levels are zero you will need to email us to order!