Royal Armouries Henry VIII jousting helmet

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Royal Armouries Henry VIII jousting helmet

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This tournament helmet is based on the original that was worn by Tudor king Henry VIII. The king loved tournaments. This tournament helmet was part of his great collection of tournament armour. This helmet is the oldest piece of tournament armour from Henry's collection. When you compare all his different suits of armour, it is clearly visible that the king became fatter and fatter. This helmet is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm.

Product details:
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: carbon steel
Weight: 3.3 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.
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