Reproduction WWII US Army M1 helmet liner cotton olive drab 3 herring bone twill HBT suspension material. It is an excellent replication and adorned our restored original liners for the last 17 years or so of business and is still being used with our all reproduction M1 helmet liners. It is the standard multiple weave pattern 29mm wide HBT M1 liner suspension webbing being used by most vendors today.
We should know, as we sold it to some of them.
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 needle 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.