The so-called enclosed helmet used by crusaders and Templars in the late 12th and early 13th centuries is replicated in this lovely high medieval pot helmet. It is also known as a primitive or early great helm and is regarded as the predecessor of the Great Helm or Great Heaume.
This intermediate version guarded the entire head, offering marginally greater coverage than its predecessor, which initially only comprised of a cylindrical, flat-topped cap and a mask-like face plate (and left the sides, the back of the head, and the neck area completely unprotected). The neck plate and side walls did not, however, go much deeper than the expanded face protection. This transitional type finally developed into the "real" cylindrical Great Helm in the 13th century, as seen in various depictions and discoveries from the Middle Ages. The Great Heaume, also known as a bucket helmet or barrel helmet, completely encircled the head equally from all sides and was very well-liked throughout Central Europe.
A miniature from the illuminated Westminster Psalter, as well as other historical sources, served as inspiration for this recreation of a Templar pot helmet, which was worn by knights during the Crusades (ca. 1200-1250, British Library, Royal MS 2 A XXII, f. 220). Steel measuring 1.6 mm (16 gauge) thick and a brass cross and crown are used to create it. Steel rivets are used to join each of the helmet's component parts. The ten huge vertical cutouts on the lower portion of the helmet, which are around 8 cm long and 0.7 to 1.8 cm broad, ensure sufficient airflow.
A leather suspension liner that is adjustable and fastened with rivets is installed in the interior's blackened finish. The brown leather chin strap is 2 mm thick, and it fastens with an aged brass buckle.
- Material: 1.6 mm steel, brass fittings, leather inlay, leather chin strap
- Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 69 cm
- Long distance (back to front): approx. 25 cm
- Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm
- Height: approx. 30 cm (front) / 15 cm (back)
- Weight: approx. 3.1 kg
|Size||Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 69 cm, Long distance (back to front): approx. 25 cm, Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm|
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- Model: 911312
- Weight: 3.20kg