Helmets like this were worn from the 12th century onwards by the Norman knights. Contrary to the nasal helmet and the Spangen helmet, this type of helmet provided an optimal protection to the face. The visor of this early calotte has holes for a good ventilation and an optimal field of view. This type of helmet was one of the first types of knight helmets that protected the face entirely. This helmet later developed into the Great Helmet or pot helmet. This helmet is battle-ready, made of 2 mm thick steel and has a leather inlay.
Material: carbon steel 2 mm
Inlay: leather inlay
Max. head circumference size M: 62 cm
Width from ear to ear: 19 cm
Lengte from forehead to back of the head: 22 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 64 cm
Width from ear to ear: 20 cm
Length from forehead to back of the head: 23 cm
Based on historical original
Shipping weight: 3 kg
Choose the best size
Are you wearing an arming cap under your helmet? Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference
Are you wearing a chainmail coif under your helmet? Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference
Are you wearing a coif AND arming cap under your helmet? Add 6 cm to your head circumference
Maintenance & care
Avoid rust by frequently greasing your armor. You can easily remove rust with black sandpaper
This item is handmade in a limited amount. Each item is unique. Finish and sizes can slightly vary.
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.