The great helmet or pot helmet was developed around the 12th century during the time of the crusades and it was used until the 14th century by both knights and heavy infantrymen all over Europe. In these centuries it changed from a simple design with only narrow slits for the eyes and mouth to a rounded helmet. The great helmet provided more protection than the earlier nasal helmet but it reduced the peripheral vision and it had limited ventilation so generally it was put on just before the fight. A smaller helmet, like a secret of bascinet, was often worn underneath the great helmet.
This battle-ready bucket helmet is made of 2 mm thick steel. The helmet was one of the first visor helmets. It is available in the sizes M and L. Size M is available for a head circumference up to 61 cm, size L up to 63 cm.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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