Reproduction French Army M51 M53 M56 helmet liner cotton olive drab 3 herring bone twill HBT suspension material. It is an excellent replication and adorned our restored original liners the first few year of our business. It is the standard single weave pattern 20 mm wide HBT M1 liner suspension webbing, but with a slightly wider rib (space) between the weaves, which has been found on SOME US WWII era liner suspensions.
This material is needle loomed manufactured webbing, which means it was made on a modern loom, which leaves a distinctive line on one side of the webbing. This is totally different to true WWII era shuttle loom helmet chin strap material, which portrays a beautiful raw edge appearance on both sides. To get around this, we applied a catch-stitch, which hides the tell-tale need loom line on the side of the material, but it is noticeable for those who know what they are looking for with their liner webbing.
It is made from a 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed material, but the strands are not mercerized, which is another beautiful feature of true WWII era M1 helmet webbing.
The video is of our premium shuttle loom produced US WWII M1 liner webbing, which is also for sale and listed within this product collection.