Dating wwii helmets other radioactive dating methods

As stated elsewhere in this blog, the demand by re-enactors has been one of the factors driving this situation.In addition the limited supply of authentic helmets existing outside of museums, and available to the collector’s market has greatly diminished, also breeding a demand.Sample pages of the book are included at their web site.The only perspective missing in this superlative effort is a side-by-side forensic analysis of the genuine helmets compared with examples of the reproductions that unfortunately abound.While not specifically formatted the reader can enlarge and copy the photographs as jpgs for offline comparison, or comparison with imagery of other helmets.The majority of the photographs can be enlarged without any loss of resolution by double clicking.

Reproductions of varying quality have increasing appeared on the market.A steel helmet worn by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during World War II.The outbreak of the war in 1939 brought additional duties for the police.To do so is a double-edged sword, as it immediately provides a tutorial to counterfeiters as to the shortfalls in their efforts.As a result it is with somewhat mixed emotions that a direct comparison is presented herein, hopefully that it will do more good than harm.

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