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Corinthian helmet

The original Corinthian helmets got the name from Corinth – the largest and most influential cities in ancient Greece. It was made from fine materials, and the later styles featured full coverage over the head and neck area.

Just like the classic pieces, our Corinthian helmets sport the same design and style. These also feature slits for the eye section, and that also goes for the mouth. You will find a huge arched projection that secures the user’s nape.

In the past, these helmets were a popular piece during the ancient times. Today, our Corinthian helmets are one of the favorites among enthusiasts and collectors.

Characteristics of the Corinthian Helmet

Our Corinthian helmets are distinct due to the almond-like eye holes and huge cheek pieces that conceal the entire face. It comes with a protruding nose guard as well. An overall impression of our Corinthian helmet would be intimidatingly threatening.

Just like the classic pieces, our Corinthian helmets have two parts that are attached together. These feature riveted holes for linking liners as well.

You can also have another type of Corinthian helmet that features an abbreviated angular neck guard on the rear.

Its riveted holes are smaller, while the cheek pieces are somewhat protruding.

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Specifications of Our Medieval Corinthian Helmets

Crafted to perfection, our Corinthian helmet measures 20cm from one ear to the other. If you measure it from front to back, it’s adequately sized at 23cm.

When it comes to its weight, the helmet is 2kg in total, while the sheet’s standard thickness is 18/20 gauge. Do note that it’s available for customization.

Measurements and Customizations

Here, you customize a few elements of our Corinthian helmet if you plan to get one for your collection. You can choose from several thickness options for the sheet, and that also includes the circumference.

To give you an idea of its fit, the helmet measures 20cm from ear to ear. From front to back, it measures 23cm. When it comes to its weight, our Corinthian helmet is 2kg.

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A Short History of the Corinthian Helmet

The Corinthian helmet goes all the way back to the 8th century. Its classification as this type of helmet comes from contemporary historical sciences.

Some texts from Homer and acquired ceramic samples show that the helmet had already been referred to as Corinthian. The ancient Greeks were those who referred to it as this.

In history, the helmet was described as a piece that completely concealed a Hoplite’s entire face. Plus, it only showed openings for the nose and eyes.

Yet as time passed, the shape of the helmet began to change. The cheeks became more elongated, while the ear and nose spaces increased. As for the size, it changed over time as the helmet adapted to the cranium.

Soon, it displayed an inner lining that utilized leather/linen for padding. It was needed to prevent the material from harming the Hoplites using it.

During that time, this padding could be attached to the helm by utilizing little backstitches. These were then sewn on to the metal via little holes; or, they were glued to it via resin.

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Our Corinthian helmet is designed like the classic historical headgear. It appears like an authentic helmet worn by the Greek soldiers of the past because it’s accurately made. It’s polished adequately with gold and features a black plume for aesthetics.

With its adequately sized eye holes and ear cutouts, our Corinthian helmet provides adequate hearing and visibility. Above the headgear’s eye portion, there’s an arched line that adds to its flair and design.

The back of the helmet is also concealed, offering protection on the top and back part of your head. The pointed cheek plates and the long nose guard keep your face protected without restricting your vision and comfort.

Additionally, it has an adjustable strap, so the helmet stays in place when you wear it.

Our Corinthian helmet is also easy to wear and tip upward for comfort. And that’s like how the Greek hoplites did. All you need to do is wear it like how you would wear a regular cap.

Aside from its appearance and comfortable fit, our Corinthian helmet has a protective shape. Plus, it features a plume, which is an excellent ornament that has decorative and functional purposes.

If you engage in reenactments and LARP activities, our Corinthian helmet is an excellent piece to wear. Wearing our medieval helmets like this Corinthian helmet will make your experience better since it’s an accurately designed replica.

As mentioned, our Corinthian helmet is made of carefully selected high-quality materials. With that, you can ensure that it’s an extremely durable piece.

If you’re a history enthusiast, it is also a perfect medieval collectible for displaying. Our Corinthian helmet is a perfect addition to any medieval collection.