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 European infantrymen. 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 crusaders helmet is decorated with a cross on the frontal plate. The helmet is battle-ready and can be easily worn because of the leather inlay.
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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