The Retro Division specializes in installations of the Retro Brass, which is the original old style Maltese Cross Brass holder that was standard until 1998. This holder needs to be custom cut, fitted, drilled, and riveted for each helmet, which is opposite to the new style brass that is pre-stamped/drilled and bolts onto the helmet.
This style brass allows for a true old school look, and can be retrofitted to any leather helmet, any year. Do not be fooled by the imitators - each brass job we do is done the "right" way, and you WILL get what you pay for
The benefit of this style holder is that your leather front shield will properly fit into the tip of this holder, unlike the silk/carved eagle designs where front engagement with the holder tip is minimal. The shield will also rest against the the Retro Brass, whereas other designs allow for the shield to disengage from the holder tip and flop around.
New for 2020 is the Blacked Out Retro Brass. This is a unique take on the classic front holder. Durable black finish with the brass FD Maltese design. Please note that this is the same part as the original Retro brass, but with the blacked out finishing. Still requires 100% hand fitting. Made in conjunction with Taylor's Tins, and available exclusively through the Retro Division. The original blacked out brass - everything else is an imitation.
These holders are NOT for sale as a loose part, no exceptions. We offer them as a service to install. If you want to add Retro Brass to your restoration, or just want a simple brass install, contact us via email or fill out a restoration form:
Brass Only installs average 1 to 2 week turn around time due to filling of original front holder holes and scheduling.
Traditional Retro Brass:
Blacked Out Retro Brass: