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This hand crafted helmet is a exact replica of how originals used to be in the old days. This helmet is depictured in manuscrips like the manesse codex and the Maciejowski bible.
The great helmet provided more protection than the earlier nasal helmet but it reduced the peripheral vision and it had limited ventilation so generally it was put on just before the fight. A smaller helmet, like a secret of bascinet, was often worn underneath the great helmet.
Similar helmets were found in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders, England, Italy, Switzerland and Austria and they were worn by France and England during the Hundred Years? War.
This great helmet is made after several originals that were worn during crusades. Helmets like this were also worn by Knight orders like the Templars and the Hospitallers.This helmet is custom made, click hereto download the size table.
The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, commonly known as the Knights templar or Templars, was a medieval military Christian organisation founded to protect the pilgrims on their way to the holy land. Their headquarters were situated at the temple mount of Jerusalem and although they were not allowed to have worldly possessions, they had extensive estates and farmlands all over Europe.
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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