The helm, which began to be seen on the battlefield as early as the 13th century in its earliest forms proved to be a winning design, that continued to be used for almost the next three centuries. A simple to manufacture piece whose time tested use proves it was useful even for cavalry protection. Worn commonly over a chainmail coif or skull cap, the Great Helm was usually built with 4 pieces riveted along the seams 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 were inspired by an original find from Pomerania that dates to the middle of the 13th century, which now is displayed at the . This kind of helm was usually seen in the middle 13th century until beginning of 14th century as can be demonstrated in some documents as the Codex Manesse, the Maciejowsky bible or the Cantigas.
Designed and made for re-enactment combat. This isn't just a poorly made replica only thicker; Our Greathelm is designed to be historically accurate and very durable. Suitable for the discerning re-enactor. The brass cross accent is 2mm thick and not just tacked on like many replicas.
Basic padding and chinstrap included. This helmet has a polished finish.
Internal Brow Circumference: 700mm
External Brow Circumference: 770mm
Diameter Left to Right: 210mm
Diameter Front to Back: 245mm
Height Front: 300mm
Height Rear: 270mm
Height Side: 275mm
Eye slits: 15mm x 95mm each
Gauge: 1.6mm steel
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