The kettle hat was a type of helmet that was used through whole Europe. It was mainly worn by infantrymen because the wide edge provided a good protection against blows from above (from cavalry) or projectiles that were thrown by the besieged. Kettle hats were worn since the beginning of the 11th century and were very high rated, although not in the beginning because they were not knightly enough.
This helmet is handmade of 2 mm thick steel. It has a leather inlay and a chinstrap with an authentic buckle. It is available in three sizes. Size S is suitable for a head circumference up to 58 cm, size M is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm, size L is suitable for a head circumference up to 65 cm.
Length size S (front to back): 21 cm
Width size S (ear to ear): 17 cm
Max. head circumference size S: ;
Length size M (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width size M (ear to ear): 19 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 62 cm;
Length size L (front to back): 23.5 cm
Width size L (ear to ear): 20 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 65 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.4 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.