This helmet was worn by the elite of the Athenian infantry. Hoplites were soldiers who carried spears which were 2,5 metres long and they were known for their phalanx-formation. The equipment of a hoplite was standardized, so only those who could pay for such an equipment were able to become such a warrior. The shape of the helmet differed from city-state to city-state. This is a Thracian model that had a wide field of view, unlike the Corinthian ones, because only the cheeks had to be protected.
This helmet is delivered including an inlay for wearing comfort. It is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm and it weighs 2,5 kg. Therefore one can understand why hoplites put on their equipment (about 24 kg) just before the beginning of the battle.
Length (front to back): 20.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 18 cm
Max. head circumference: 61 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Inlay: arming cap
Weight: 1.7 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
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.