Kettle hats like these were very popular from the 12th to the early 15th century. So popular in fact that a comparable helmet model was designed during the 1st World War. Kettle hats provided protection against blows from above. Very useful for soldiers and foot soldiers who regularly had to fight against knights on horseback. In addition, the kettle hat provided protection against arrows and projectiles. This was important during both battles and sieges where arrows, stones and projectiles thrown off the walls.
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: Carbon steel
Thickness: 1,2 mm
Helmet has a helmet inlay
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 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."