Reproduction WWII US Army Air Corps M3 M4 flak helmet cotton olive drab 3 chin strap webbing material. It is an excellent replication and we use it on our restorations. Do not know if anyone else is even making this rare material, so please see example pics above.
This material is needle loomed manufactured webbing. This 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 helmet webbing. Most of the vendors who use this webbing on their helmets use it on their aged helmets and run an angle grinder along the needle loomed edge to fray it… thus hiding the distinctive line. It is 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed, but has no white cotton tube fillers, another beautiful feature of true WWII era M1 helmet webbing.
The video is of our premium shuttle loom produced US WWII M1 helmet webbing, which is also for sale and listed within this product collection.