The nasal helmet is a variant of the riveted plate and ridge helmets that were widespread in Europe around the year 1000. The simply built helmet consists of a conical bowl made of 18 gauge carbon steel with an attached nose guard that flares out at the bottom. Unlike its forerunners, nasal helmets are usually forged from one piece of iron and worn in combination with a mail coif. Despite the fact that these helmets were used throughout Europe, they are sometimes called Norman helmets because of the Bayeux tapestry. This strip of cloth from the 11th century is 50 cm high and 70 m wide and depicts a battle with many Norman warriors who are wearing a helmet exactly like this one.
We also have a helmet stand for this item as pictured which is usually £19- but if purchased with the helmet is only £15-