At the height of their power the Normans conquered Sicily and turned it into a Norman state. But local Italian influences were also incorporated into the Sicilo-Normans who became more refined than their northern Cousins.
The main weakness of the standard Norman helmet was that most of the face as well of the sides of the head were exposed. Something that the Muslim Horse Archers exploited to deadly effect during the Crusades. This saw the development of a face plate that eventually evolved to wrap around the entire head to become the medieval Great Helm.
This is a stunning helmet and and like all the other Lord of Battles helmets that we recommend the overall construction and craftsmanship of the Italo-Norman helmet is outstanding.
A leather liner is provided and this can be adjusted so the helmet can comfortably fit most head shapes.
A padded arming cap should be worn with this helmet and for additional protection around the base of the neck and shoulders a maille standard (collar) can be worn over the arming cap.