This secret is made after historical originals from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. In the Middle Ages the secret was worn under a Great Helmet and is therefore a sort of secret helmet. During 1 on 1 combat people took off the Great Helmet and then they wore the secret as protection. Later, in the seventeenth century, noblemen wore the secret under their stylish hat if they still needed extra protection on their heads. Secrets were sometimes even sewn in hats to make them fully invisible. This helmet is a great addition to your Medieval, Renaissance or Golden Age costume. You can wear it under another helmet, under a hat, cloak, cape etc. With a chin strap you can fasten the helmet under your chin. This helmet is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and Cosplay. This helmet is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and Cosplay.
Material: carbon steel (1 mm), leather
Size: S up to L (size chart see below)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
|Size||max. circumference Head||Inner distance back to forehead approx.||Inner distance ear to ear approx.|
|S||58 cm||16 cm||22 cm|
|M||60 cm||22 cm||22 cm|
|L||65 cm||23,5 cm||23 cm|
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
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.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
Packaged with 100% recycled material
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.