Windlass Medieval bucket helmet Westminster Psalter

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Windlass Medieval bucket helmet Westminster Psalter

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This knight helmet is made after a medieval miniature from the beautifully illuminated Westminster Psalter (British library, Royal MS 2 A XXII) from 1200-1250 AD. The picture shows a praying knight, kneeling before he leaves for a crusade. His squire hands his helmet to him. In the thirteenth century, the nobility and knights all over Europe wore helmets like this. This replica helmet is perfect for medieval costumes, Knights Templar and medieval reenactment. The helmet is richly decorated with brass fittings and has an adjustable cotton helmet inlay with leather laces, so you can adjust the helmet to the size of your head.

Material: steel, brass
Steel thickness: 18 gauge (1.2 mm)
Adjustable to size with inlay
Upper circumference: 80 cm
Weight: 2.72 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *

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.

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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