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One of the known medieval helmets utilized in the past is the Attic helmet. It’s a fine piece to make sure that a soldier was protected during battles in the past.
Today, we’ve included the Attic helmet in our collection of amazing medieval helmets. And to please every enthusiast such as yourself, we’ve crafted it perfectly to acquire an accurate exterior.
Of course, we ensure that our helmet is comfortable for prolonged wear. Plus, we also guarantee that they are made using quality and safe materials.
The Attic helmet that we offer greatly recreates the classic style of the helmet from ancient Greece. It looks magnificent and displays an antique-like appearance, which is similar to that of the original.
Our Attic helmet’s exterior and body is made using mild steel. We included an antique finish plus a plume with red horsehair to give it a more classic aesthetic. To add to its appearance, we gave it a fine polish for enhanced beauty.
With its appearance and durability, our Attic helmet is definitely a piece to invest in. This is most especially for collectors of medieval items.
Aside from adding it to your collection, our helmet can also be utilized for various events. It’s ideal when you need to portray a medieval theme.
As mentioned earlier, our helmet is made using mild steel. It comes with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters and sports a rustic and antique look to it.
If you aren’t familiar with mild steel, it’s a kind of material with small amounts of carbon in it. But despite its carbon content, you can rest assured that its body is tough and strong. Plus, the steel still offers outstanding material properties.
Additionally, mild steel can also be referred to as plain or low carbon steel.
Another reason why mild steel is utilized for such pieces is due to it being inexpensive. Do note that not all inexpensive materials are of low quality. Like this type of steel, it’s durable and efficient for a variety of applications.
Not only that, but due to its lesser carbon content, the material is extremely flexible and easy to form.
The appearance of our Attic helmet is quite similar to that of the Chalcidian helmet. However, it doesn’t feature a nose guard.
Aside from this, our helmet is made with a set of cheek plates on each side. Originally, it’s to protect the user’s face from sudden blows or attacks. In addition to the cheek plates, we’ve added an engraved design to give it a more ancient and traditional appeal.
Of course, we had to include the famous plume in our attic helmet. In this day and age, the plume is only for aesthetic purposes and as a decoration. Yet, in history, the plume was vital to display the rank of the wearer.
In addition, soldiers of the past utilized the plume to add more height. It was vital since the idea of being taller was a way to intimidate the enemy.
Lastly, our Attic helmet is made with a reversed visor-like part. It’s securely fixed to the attic helmet’s forehead section to better protect the wearer.
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When it comes to our helmets’ measurements, we see to it that they’re secure and comfortable for wear.
For our Attic helmet, it measures 8 inches from one ear to the other. It’s 9 inches from front to back. As for its circumference and weight, it’s 26 inches and 1.9 kilograms respectively.
You can somewhat customize the helmet based on the sheet thickness and circumference. Opt for a sheet that’s either 18 or 20 gauge, while the circumference all depends on your preference.
The historical Attic helmet was a protective headgear used by the Greek soldiers. This helmet was also used in the Hellenistic world and the Roman Empire. In Ancient Greece, it wasn’t as widely used as the Corinthian or the Phrygian helmets.
Archeological finds of the Attic helmet and associated artworks like frescos, have been prominent in the Samnite and Lucanian burials. Its history dates back to over a thousand years and paradoxically belongs more to the Italian and Roman arsenal.
In Ancient Rome, the senior officers from the tribunus to the consul wore the Hellenistic Attic helmet.
The Attic helmet was invented and utilized by the ancient Athenians. It was based on the older Chalcidian helmet, which dates back to the 6th century BC. It was lighter than the older and more popular Corinthian or Dorian helmet of the Classical Spartans.
The Chalcidian helmet is also known as Chalkidean helmet. It was created to solve the limited vision and hearing issues when wearing the Corinthian helmet. When it comes to the Attic helmet, this was further improved to make it more suitable for battles.