Helmet Strap

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Helmet Strap

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 10 Sep 2022 16:28

Hi, what is the formal German name for the helmet strap like in the picture?
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Re: Helmet Strap

Post by Hans1906 » 10 Sep 2022 16:48

Hi Alif,

no exact "designation" ("Bezeichnung") from my side, this is not known to me, a device to attach camouflage material to the "Stahlhelm", in later years often a simple (single..?) rubber ring/band ("Gummiband)", that ran around the helmet.

Even the early versions were probably made of an elastic material?

Helmets with this accessory are rare, I have not seen originals before.

Please correct me, if I'm wrong..? :?


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Re: Helmet Strap

Post by peeved » 10 Sep 2022 17:35

Brotbeutelriemen maybe.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 10 Sep 2022 17:56

It might be a bread bag strap usually worn so top strap goes from side to side and not back to front as shown above. Here a link showing more:
https://www.ima-usa.com/products/german ... 5653046661

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Re: Helmet Strap

Post by von thoma » 11 Sep 2022 01:48

Brotbeutelriemen maybe.
That's correct.

The M31, commonly known as the "bread bag", was based on the M1887 and was approved by the Wehrmacht in 1931.
The main variation in bread bags used by the SA, HJ etc as opposed to the Wehrmacht was the colour.
The bread bag was designed to transport rations, utensils and other miscellaneous personal items.
The M31 carried a carry strap that was mostly removable, despite regulations dictating that it must be worn suspended
from the belt.
This meant that the carry strap was rarely used for its original purpose, and was used for a wide variety of improvised functions.
This was one of its uses ( hold camouflage ).

In military books on German helmets, they are referred to as " bread bag straps ".
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Re: Helmet Strap

Post by gebhk » 12 Sep 2022 14:04

This usage appears to have been common in the Polish Campaign but declining rapidly later. Any reasons given for this?

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Re: Helmet Strap

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Sep 2022 15:32

Thank you guys. I believe that is the correct name: https://www.1944militaria.com/product_p ... m?CartID=1

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