This helmet is made after a 13th century original. Helmets like this were worn in large numbers between the 13th and 16th century in whole Europe. The secret was mostly worn underneath the large helmet, that was taken off during duels. This way the head was protected, the wearer had a full field of view and his breathing wasn?t hampered.
This secret is made of 2 mm thick steel. The three parts are screwed together. Holes are applied to the side and the back, this makes it possible to attach an aventail. The interior has a leather inlay and the helmet can be fastened with a chin strap.
The secret is available in several sizes.
Size S is suitable for a head circumference up to 59 cm and weighs 1,6 kg.
Size M is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm and weighs 1,6 kg.
Size L is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm and weighs 1,7 kg.
Length size S (front to back): 21.5 cm
Width size S (ear to ear): 17.5 cm
Max. head circumference size S: ;
Length size M (front to back): 22 cm
Width size M (ear to ear): 18.5 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 61 cm;
Length size L (front to back): 23.5 cm
Width size L (ear to ear): 19.5 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 62 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.5 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.