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1953 OD HBT Cotton – S.M.C. Contract
This strap represents one of the earliest Korean War era nape bands. These early nape straps are identical to late WWII 2 piece designs. This one was made with OD Herring Bone Twill (HBT) cotton webbing. It also features black United Carr snaps. These early versions were manufactured with an OD slide that matches the A frame washers found inside early Korean War helmet liners.