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    Default Custom Leather Helmet Shields

    I recently sold my Phenix TL-2 to another firefighter whos head it fit better and picked up a barely used Cairns N6A Sam Houston. The new helmet is natural leather, and that got me looking at custom helmet shields (not the basic ones with panels and printed letters- the ones that have to be tooled and shaped out of leather.) So, here are a couple of companies I have come across, for anyone else who may be in the market.

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    NOTE- I do not work for or own and of these companies, I am simply passing along info I came across after hours of online searching.

    If anyone has any others to add, please do so! I will add more as I come across them.

    Box Alarm Leather- http://boxalarmleather.com/

    Captain Steve's- http://www.captsteveshields.com/

    Firefighter Shields- http://www.firefightershields.com/

    First Due Leather Shields- http://www.firstdueleathershields.com/index.html

    Red House Shields- http://redhouseshields.com/

    Royce Shields- http://royceshields.com/shields.php
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    Ive got first-hand experience with Box Alarm Leather, and they do PHENOMENAL work. Excellent customer service and product quality, and the artwork is second-to-none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    I will have to second what Gonzo posted. Bob Stella, owner of helmetshield.com is one of the greatest shield makers around. He has made several shields for me over the years and they have all been awesome quality and have held up great. One bad thing about them though that you must be warned about ahead of time is you will constantly be asked who made the shield for you. I still get asked about it to this day and I have had my main shield for three years now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Times two. Just had my new one done,OUTSTANDING work and attention to detail. 6-8 week advertised wait,I think I had it in two. VERY pleased with the work AND the service. T.C.
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    Thanks guys. Bob does amazing work.
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    www.sambrownshields.com He is in Nicholasville KY and used to be the one contracted by phenix for their helmets
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    Don't forget D.E. Williams, They make some of the best fronts!

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    Choices choices, so much cool stuff to spend money on, lol. BTW, nice looking helmets BULL. I like the helmets and fronts at Royce Shields, I just wish their helmets were NFPA certified, the price is awesome.

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    Leather front is probally one of the quickest places ive delt with.. 5 STARS

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Choices choices, so much cool stuff to spend money on, lol. BTW, nice looking helmets BULL. I like the helmets and fronts at Royce Shields, I just wish their helmets were NFPA certified, the price is awesome.
    I would almost be tempted to buy one anyway, i really like em and I've never really been too nuts about leathers but i would but a Royce.

    I got my shield from Paul Conway in about a week, i was very surprised on how fast i got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFSKPII View Post
    I would almost be tempted to buy one anyway, i really like em and I've never really been too nuts about leathers but i would but a Royce.

    I got my shield from Paul Conway in about a week, i was very surprised on how fast i got it.
    I'm tempted to buy one as well, but I know what's gonna happen, any department I'm at won't let me use it, which I can't really blame them either. But they are very nice looking. And for 349 bucks, not too bad.

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    You can get a Phenix for a little more than that, shield included. And it is NFPA.

    Their shields are nice, but I am not buying a helmet with a diamond plate front holder. Tacky as heck. Actually, let me rephrase; after finding that they fit me perfectly, my money will never be spent on anything in the future other than a Sam Houston. My second choice would be a Phenix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    You can get a Phenix for a little more than that, shield included. And it is NFPA.

    Their shields are nice, but I am not buying a helmet with a diamond plate front holder. Tacky as heck. Actually, let me rephrase; after finding that they fit me perfectly, my money will never be spent on anything in the future other than a Sam Houston. My second choice would be a Phenix.
    I want a Sam Houston so bad I can't stand it, but Cairns has them on a manufacturing hold for some reason.

    As far as the diamond plate holder, I think that's just an option, I saw a carved brass eagle one on te other helmet. I just thought it was a nice looking helmet.

    But if I ever get the money I'll buy Cairns, as I already have a 1010 and love it. Of course, my next one will be black, I don't know why my old dept. went with yellow, I hate yellow helmets. Almost as bad as yellow fire apparatus, , J/K Harve!

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