This Close Helmet is a very eye-catching with its all-black finish. It is made using mild steel which is durable and sturdy for use. It can be an excellent addition to your growing collection. When worn with its corresponding armor, you will very much appear like the classic knights from the past.
Specs and Size of this Close Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 2.3 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
The Close Helmet
As mentioned previously, this Close Helmet is crafted from mild steel with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. It also has a design that is based from an English knights helm used in tournaments. It was a popular design during the end of the Medieval period and the beginning of the Renaissance period. With that, this helmet is great for reenactments, stage plays, and activities such as LARP – live action role play.
Since this piece is made from mild steel, you can expect the Close Helmet to be strong and effective against blows.
When it comes to protection, this Close Helmet definitely performs. It is all because of the completely covered head and neck areas. This piece also features a connected gorge for an additional collar and neck protection. A central ridge is also present to reinforce the skull.
The Closet Helm for LARP Activities
With this Close Helmets accurate design and style of the classic piece from the medieval period, it makes for an excellent item used for LARP.
LARP is a popular live action role playing game where all the participants portray their characters, physically. The settings are usually fictional, yet there are times when these are based on medieval settings.
This is the reason why a lot of participants make use of gear like this Close Helmet. And with how cool it appears with its blackened finish, you wont go wrong with this medieval piece.
Dimensions, Measurements, and Customizations
When it comes to the size of this Close Helmet, its measurements from front to back is 23 centimeters while from ear to ear, it is 19 centimeters. Its circumference is approximately 66 centimeters and weighs a total of 2.3 kilograms.
For customizations, you can choose your own sheet thickness based on the following gauge: 16, 18, and 20. You can also choose your own circumference based on how you want the helmet to fit.
History of the Close Helmet
The Close Helmet was also referred to as the Closed Helm. It was a military piece often used by knights, as well as other men at arms during the Late Medieval and early Renaissance period. Sometimes, the Close Helmet was also utilized by heavily armored cuirassiers who were armed with pistols. This was around the mid-17th century. During this period, the helm appeared as a fully enclosed piece with a revolving visor and a basic bevor.
As time passed, the Close Helmet was developed and crafted from the later types of sallets. With its appearance, it looked quite similar to the armet that was popular during the 15th century. There are some modern resources that defined or referred to the Close Helmet as an armet; however, numerous scholars have created a clear distinction between these two types.