Burgundian Kettle Helmet - 16g

Regular Price £125.00 Special Price £85.00

Crafted in carbon steel with full leather suspension and a chin strap, our Kettle Helm Infantry Helmet is a beautiful re-creation of the most widely worn helmet on the battlefields of Europe from the 12th to the 15th century. The kettle hat perhaps stands as the ultimate victory of form over function- while lacking the high grace or extravagance of a knightly helmet like the bascinet or great helm, it offers excellent visibility with some face and neck protection as well as increased protection from projectiles or attacks from above- to a pikeman on foot, it is the ideal protection from a knight swinging his sword on horseback. Its relative lightness also means that the Kettle Helm can be worn comfortably for longer periods of time than knightly helms. Adeptly designed and executed, the hat's spiral- patterned bowl and deeply swept brim are shaped out of a single plate of steel.

Design-wise, this particular helm is very similar to the later morion helmet, made famous by the Spanish conquistadors but is distinguished by its downward brim- morions were notable for their pointed, up swept brims. Also known as a chapel-de-fer, these particular fluted helms were staples of the Burgundian court and typified the elegance of Medieval Europe's most sophisticated royal house.

Approximate Weight: 3.9 Lbs
Forehead Circumference: 68 cms
Height: 11 Inches
Width: 11.5 Inches
Length: 14.5 Inches

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