Miniature Roman Helmet with Gallic Design
A miniature replica of the Roman Centurion helmet. Made of steel and featuring a brilliant red horse hair crest. The helmet is shipped with with a display stand.
Miniature Medieval Crusader Helmet with Cross Shaped Brass Face Accent
This is a miniature Medieval crusader helmet. It is also known as a Sugar Loaf helmet. This helmet stands 8 inches high and is a true replica of the full size helmet. The helmet is shipped with with a display stand.
Miniature Gladiator Helmet with Hinged Face Mask
This is a miniature Roman Gladiator helmet similar to the helmet worn by Russell Crowe in the film "Gladiator" This helmet stands 6.5 inches high and is a true replica of the full size helmet.
Miniature Knight's Helmet with Hinged Face and Neck Protections
This miniature Medieval Knight helmet is a replica of the helmet style we most often associate with the armor worn by Knights of the middle ages. The style of helmet is more precisely known as a close helmet or close helm.
Anodized Aluminium, Flat Riveted, Full Sleeve Chainmail Haubergeon
Anodized Aluminium, Flat Riveted, Half Sleeve Chainmail Haubergeon
Weathered Bronze Greek/Spartan Helmet with Horse Hair Crest, Liner
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(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)
The kettle helm was the staple of medieval headgear. Worn primarily by footmen and gaurdsmen in the 1100s, this brimmed metal helmet ("Chapel de Fers" or "iron hats" as the French called them)provided adequate protection while allowing excellent vision and mobility. They were also fairly light and could be worn for long periods without incurring fatique. There's also some anecdotal evidence that soldiers would actually cook stew iinside the helmet when they had no pots and pans. Not sure if it's true or not, but seems plausible enough.
It was strongest against attacks from above, like, say from sociopathic knights on horseback swinging swords or warhammers. Or, perhaps, from sadistic archers on castle walls firing arrows or throwing rocks down onto invading soldiers. It was also pretty good against high, overhand swings of sword or axe.
Kettlehelms were much easier and less expensive to make than more comprehensive helmets, but provided excellent protection for the money. This made it ideal for soldiers and gaurds, who often had to be outfitted in large numbers. Pikemen are often seen wearing this type of helmet as well. And because of the comfort and vision that these provided, even some knights would wear them to battle.
Inspired by Model SBH-KETTLEHELM