CRUSADERS HELMET35-10MADE IN INDIA The Great Helm , also called Pot Helm, was the typical helmet used by the crusaders and by the Templars in particular for the whole duration of the Crusades. This model is made in 18 gauge steel enriched by a brass cross used to denote the knights affiliation to the army of God. The series of traceries cut in to each cheek were useful to improve the air flow inside the helm. This Great Helm is a full size replica which can be worn and proudly displayed. Highly authentic in design and construction, this full sized wearable collector's piece measures 11”x 8”, and weighs approx 4.75 lbs. Constructed of heavy 18 gauge carbon steel, this Crusader Great Helm is shipped to you pre-oiled for protection. Perfect for theatre, film, LARP or Medieval reenatment events.
Note: Minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural characteristic of genuine hand made steel armour.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR
Every knight needed one set of armour for tournament and one for warfare. Each cost a fortune. Suits of armour had to be made to measure. There were over one hundred and fifty parts, such as gauntlets, breastplates, thigh plates, helmets, and from top to toe, each had to fit perfectly. Protecting oneself in battle has always been a concern for any soldier, and medieval knights were no exception. In fact, it was their protective armor that helped define them as a military unit and social class as armoring oneself during the Middle Ages was a great expense that only the wealthy could afford. Today, the Medieval Knight's Armour and Medieval Swords are both exceptionable symbols of Historic and Noble times, and are often adapted to make beautiful focal pieces to many interior decors.