Helmet 11 - 13th to 15th Century Kettle Hat with Round Top

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The Kettle Hat is one of the most recognisable helmets in the world as its use prevailed for longer than that of any other helmet in history. Its simple construction together with its general protective qualities made it universally popular. First seen in statues and manuscript illustrations from the end of the 12th century, its basic form has survived almost ot the modern day in the form of the famous British "tommy helmet' used by various armed forces well into the last century.

It is also a very popular re-enactment helmet and we use it ourselves for both mounted melee and ground combat. As practitioners in these actvities, we are very conscious of safety - especially when it comes to blows to the head so we have selected this helmet from Lord of Battles as our club helmet because it was in common use during our main period of interest. Like all their other helmets that we recommend the overall construction and craftsmanship is outstanding. Steel rivets bind two crossing strips on this helmet providing an additional defence against downwards blows and the sloping brim helps to deflect them.

The generous size allows this helmet to fit anybody with a large head size wearing a thin arming cap underneath and for smaller head sizes a thicker arming cap can be worn. Arming caps are historically accurate and they make a helmet more comfortable and they help absorb the shock of an impact.

We use this helmet ourselves in 1.6mm steel or 2.0mm steel versions. With up to double either thickness on the forcing bands, this is sufficient to withstand all but the most powerful blows. We also recommend 1.6mm or 2.0mm for re-enactment combat but for some people this can be too heavy so a lighter 1.2mm option is available as too is a 1.0mm option for collectors, film and theatre or LARP use.

The helmet comes complete with a leather chinstrap and an adjustable leather liner.

Price includes postage and tracked delivery within New Zealand.

NZ$250.00
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