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    Post by thunderchild on Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:47 am

    picked up this czech balaclava hood and just wondering if anyone has seen these before ,it has the crossed swords buttons with the acceptance stamp and issued in 1961 ,not to mislead the inner green balaclava is purely to hide as much of the foam head  Smile balaclava 033_zpsq2r2i7g6balaclava 034_zpsgycfjodcbalaclava 035_zpstulryvcrbalaclava 037_zps9mz4qlypbalaclava 036_zpsh7aq1mldbalaclava 038_zpsdovvyyxx
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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:42 am

    Was considering that myself but had no idea what it was.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:35 am

    That sure is an interesting piece to me! I don't think I've seen one before.

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    Post by thunderchild on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:58 am

    Thanks richard and steve for your thoughts ,ive never seen referance to these before ,it has a multilayered design ,i decided to tuck it in to the tunic just to see the results balaclava 010_zpsy1hti9ok while i did that i decided to add the warsaw pact night vision Smile balaclava 014_zpselkjog6p
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    Post by Wolverine on Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:59 pm

    It reminds me of an anti-gas hood - for protection from blistering agents perhaps?
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:05 pm

    Wolverine wrote:It reminds me of an anti-gas hood - for protection from blistering agents perhaps?

    Was thinking along the same lines,sure there is a US WW2 version while not exact the same,same sort of principle.
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    Post by mylle on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:29 pm

    Maybe Tibor can help....Never saw that thing before.
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    Post by thunderchild on Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:19 am

    Thanks for your help gents ,hopefully i can have some closure on its use ,ive searched for reference pictures but have found nothing as yet
    thanks ,james
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    Post by Thibir on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:29 am

    I have never ever seen something like this before. I did quick google search and found one guy selling balaclava like yours and he just called it heavy balaclava.

    But if you can take some pictures of balaclava without the rest of the gear I would post it to Czech/Slovak militaria collectors facebook page and let you know the results.



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