This is a replica of a helmet that is depicted in the church of St Johannes and Paulus in Spoleto from approx. 1170. Helmets like this were introduced by the Normans in Italy.
This helmet is made of 1,6 mm thick steel and has a leather strap to fasten it under the chin. It is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm and weighs approx. 2,2 kg.
Length (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 18.5 cm
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.2 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.