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Luftschutz helmet Werk insignia identification needed

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  1. Skipper

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    Who can help me with this one.

    I have a Luftschutz one piece made Gladiator helmet but instead of the regular Luftschutz insignia , it has a hand painted symbol that seems to belong to a factory security unit.

    This is the story of the helmet. I found it covered with black paint. This black paint covered another lair of apple green (see leftovers on liner) . I endeveared to remove both old paints to get to the original blue (which was still untouched inside in the middle btw. I was hoping to save the original Luftschutz decal, but it was quite a surprise when this one came out. It still has some sports of black and green but I believe Idid a good restorationg job. I did not touch the symbol . It is original and nothing was added or removed. The liner is an ersatz cloth one .

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    Looks like a logo for a heavy/black/death metal band.
    Upside down cross from guitar in the centre. Bat-ish shape.
    Could easily see someone wearing that at a gig...
     
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    If it were a metal thing I'd know it not to mention my kids a re metalheads. It's not modern addition.
     
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    Really strange never seen before, it indeed looks like a metal logo. To be honest i dont think its ww2 related cause if it would be from a factory unit i'd doubt that they would use such an difficult emblem not really recognizeble on larger distance and difficult to draw by hand..
     
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    Regretfully, I believe you are in error here...What kind of metal heads are they? As this is certainly some type of Death metal/Black metal. Also, it does not necessarrily have to be a band logo, could be a person's nickname.

    Look's very similar, but not an exact match to Murder Nocturnal's logo
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    There's loads of similar logos, out there.
    The 'style' fits, not uncommonly with that inverted guitar cross.
    Sooo many teeny short-lived bands across the world, but not the sort of iconography that gets put in an archive.

    Satanic Warmaster!
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    Trifixion!:
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    Infernus!
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    Just noticed some of these image results are from the article here.
    Have to say 'Nunslaughter' beats many other band names in the history of funny band names...
    Metal Inquisition: Upside down Cross Mania
     
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    So you think some Satanist kid used this as a biker helmet? I must admit there are some similarities with the logos you show. I'm confused now because I removed two coats of paint before I even started seeing the beginning of this emblem. I may as well remove this too then . At least I'd have a regular shell with the original paint intact.
     
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    Death/black metal have been around since the mid-80's. So, you have a easy 25-year window when this could have been put on.
     
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    I'd be closer to 35 actually.
     
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    I'm erring on the side of caution, because such a "font style" for band logos was not in common use in the early days, that style did not begin to appear for sometime after, but I cannot nail down a time frame(late-80s, early-90s, mid-90sm etc.)
     

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