This Attic helmet recreates the traditional style of the Attic helm from ancient Greece. The helm is an excellent looking piece that displays an archaic appearance. It is made of mild steel with an antique finish and a plume with red horse hair. This Attic helmet is finely polished and features an antique-like appearance, giving a more classic look just like the original piece. it is a great addition to any medieval collection. It can also make for an excellent gear for plays and reenactments.
Specs and Size of this Attic Helmet
Ear to Ear: 20cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.9 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
The Mild Steel Helmet
This Attic helmet is crafted from mild steel that has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. It has a rustic and classic look to it due to its attractive antique finish. To add to its aesthetics, a plume made of red horse hair is also present, making it a perfect item for various activities.
Mild steel is a type of material that contains a small amount of carbon. Despite this, its still tough, strong, and still provides excellent material properties. The steel is also called the low or plain carbon steel.
The steel is also popular due to being inexpensive and it can be used for numerous applications. Additionally, it also contains about 0.95 to 0.25% carbon which makes it a very flexible material.
The Attic Helmets Look
Taking a look at this Attic helmet, you will see that it appears similar to the Chalcidian helm but without the nose guard. This helmet also features cheek plates on its sides to better protect the users face from accidental blows. The cheek plates also have an embossed design to make it have more of the classic look.
The helmet also features a red plume made of horsehair. The purpose of this is mainly for decoration and to add more to its aesthetics. Though for reenactments, this Attic helmet can also work efficiently since plumes were also used to identify rank and units in the past.
Lastly, this Attic helmet also has a reversed visor-like piece for added protection. It is fixed to the helms forehead portion to further safeguard the user from accidental hits.
Measurements and Customizations
For the measurements of this Attic helmet, it is 8 inches from one ear to another. As for the front to back measurements, it is a total of 9 inches. Its circumference is approximately 26 inches and the overall weight of the helmet is 1.9 kilograms.
If you plan to make some customizations to the helmet, the available ones would be for the sheet thickness; you can choose from the 18 and 20 gauge type. For the helmets circumference, this all depends on your preference.
The Attic Helmet of the Past
The Attic helm was a kind of protective gear that came from Classical Greece. It was widely used in Italy, as well as in the Hellenistic world and the Roman Empire. In Greece, the helm wasnt as widespread compared to the Phrygian or Corinthian helms. Archaeological finds of this specific helmet have been prominent in Lucanian & Samnite burials, as well as their associated art – frescos and the like.