The "Great Helm", which began to be seen on the battlefield as early as the 13th century on its earliest forms proved to be a winning design to be used almost for the next three centuries. A simple to manufacture piece whose elongated use proves it was useful even for cavalry protection. Worn commonly over a chainmail coif or skull cap was usually built with 4 pieces riveted among them and with flat top. It has a fierce-looking fixed visor that enhanced the already intimidating look of a charging knight.
To make the design of this piece we´ve been inspired by a miniature from the illuminated Westminster Psalter (ca. 1200-1250, British Library, Royal MS 2 A XXII, f. 220) which shows a knight kneeling before setting off on the crusades. He is depicted with all the attributes of his status and the typical military equipment of a crusader: chain mail with integrated coif and mittens, a sword, lance, helm, and spurs. The vest shows a maybe primitive type of heraldry, and the knight's squire leaning over the turret holds his master's helmet.
This kind of helmets were usually seen in the middle 13th century until beginning of 14th century as can bee seen in some documents as the Codex Manesse, the Maziejowsky bible or the Cantigas.
Made of 1.6mm steel, with brass decorations and leather chinstrap and adjustable leather inner.
Standard size = 69 cm Perimeter
Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil.
No returns will be accepted due to these issues.