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RK4 Husky Vintage Style Suspension Football Helmet Cleveland Browns Jim Brown

RK4 Husky Vintage Style Suspension Football Helmet Cleveland Browns Jim Brown

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Beautiful, recently manufactured RK4 “Husky” style helmet, made by the best in the business, HelmetHut! This helmet is part of their recently released “Husky” series, which will be limited in numbers produced. These are full sized proline quality reproductions of the originals manufactured by Riddell back in the day.

This is one of their “double rivet” versions, just like Jim Brown wore. See photos for reference only. Photos are not included with purchase. Important to note is this beauty has painted stripes, not vinyl, just as the Cleveland Browns wore in the 1960s! Yes, the stripes were painted on at the factory by Riddell!

This helmet is manufactured in the same way RIDDell made the RK4s in the late 1950s through the early 1960s by joining two halves together. The larger sizes of the RK4 helmet were size 7 1/2 through 8, and required a wider ridge and different suspension than the regular RK4 sizes which had a 1-inch wide ridge and 6-point suspension. The size of this item is even accurate at 7 5/8 as worn by one of the greatest fullbacks to ever strap on pads, Jim Brown.

These “special” sized helmets, as RIDDell called them in their sales materials and catalog, required either a 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch wide center ridge and 2 extra points to attach the larger 8-point suspension. Hence this version being identified as the “double rivet” Husky. The term “Husky” was coined for these larger helmets by one of the founders of HelmetHut, the late Jim Parker.

When you hold this full size helmet you will immediately notice that it is much larger and heavier than the regular RK4 helmets you are used to handling. It is a beast!

The classic shape of the RK's slightly flared shell and handsome metal rivets are complemented by the attachment of a two bar facemask. The suspension webbing is identical to the original right down to the same brown thread that was used to stitch it together. This amazing specimen also has real leather jaw pads, and gray 2-toned chin strap and is also painted gray inside just as the vintage originals from the 1960's. This helmet displays beautifully and will make a wonderful gift!

Helmet has been customized by adding authentic athletic tape with Brown’s name written as equipment managers might have done for identification purposes, and includes the most famous facemask on the planet, the BD-9 two bar facemask, worn by so many of the NFL's greatest stars.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT CLAIMING THIS HELMET WAS ISSUED OR USED BY MR. Brown OR THE Cleveland Browns. Will make a stunning display, and looks like it just came off the field!

PLEASE NOTE- ITEM PICTURED IS ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE. WE ONLY HAVE ONE OF THESE IN STOCK! All of our helmets are for display purposes only! They are not to be used or worn for competitive play. Westbrook Sportscards has been in business since 1988.

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