This helmet is a replica of a 19th century find in the Thielle river in Port, near Nidau (Switzerland). The original is from the La Tene III or La Tene D period. The Port type helmet was also worn by the Gauls, presumably at the time of Caesar's Gaul wars (58-50 BC) and the shape of this helmet was adopted by the Romans and developed into the imperial galea Weisenau. Typical for the Port type helmet are the shape of the cheek guards, the embossed eyebrows and the protruding riveted neck protector. The helmet in delivered including a cap for extra wearing comfort. There are rings on the inside of the cheek guards, so you can fasten the helmet with a chin strap.
Material: 1,2 mm steel, cotton (cap)
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Long distance (back to front): approx. 21 cm
Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm
Height (without cheek pieces): approx. 13 cm
Weight (helmet only): approx. 1 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
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.
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