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.
This replica is made after an original from approx. 1180 and is battle-ready. It can be fastened with a leather chin strap and has a leather inlay for wearing comfort.
The bucket helmet is available in two sizes:
The size M is available for a head circumference up to 62 cm and weighs 3 kg.
The size L is available for a head circumference up to 64 cm.
Length size M (front to back): 23 cm
Width size M (ear to ear): 19 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 62 cm;
Length size L (front to back): 24.5 cm
Width size L (ear to ear): 20 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 64 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.4 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3500 *
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.