This closed helmet is made after the original which is part of the Avant armour. Helmets like this were worn all over Europe from the 2nd half of the 15th century onwards. The original model is part of i.a. the 15th century armour of the Duke of Milan.
The neck protection of this helmet consists of two layers because the helmet closes behind the bevor. The visor can easily be locked and the bevor and helmet can easily be combined with other armour parts.
The helmet is made of 2 mm thick steel and the visor and bevor of 1,6 mm thick steel. The helmet is provided with a linen inlay and a leather chin strap and is suitable for a head circumference up to 63 cm.
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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.