This Crusader helmet is crafted using mild steel. this type of helm is based on the medieval helmet worn by European knights. It is a fine piece made from durable materials which makes for a perfect addition to any enthusiasts growing collection.
Specs and Size of this Crusader Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 4 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Size and Measurements
This helm is guaranteed to be comfortable upon wearing. It is due to the proper measurements for increased comfort. The helmet measures 19 centimeters from ear to ear while its dimension from front to back is 23 centimeters. The helmets circumference is approximately 66 centimeters and its overall weight is 4 kilograms.
Materials Used and Customizations
As mentioned earlier, this Crusader helmet is made from mild steel. However, it comes in an attractive shade of black and has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. This piece also comes with brass fittings, as well as a butted chainmail of 9 millimeters.
You can also customize this piece based on your liking. The circumference can be based on your specific preference. As for the sheet thickness, you can opt for the following gauge sizes: 14, 16, 18, or 20.
Exterior of the Crusader Helmet
This Crusader helmet was designed and based on the original helm of the past. It was styled after the piece that was favored by the knights of the medieval Crusades.
Since it was originally for protection, this Crusader helmet is replicated with the same durability and strength. It provides maximum protection from unnecessary blows when used. This piece also has a flat top compared to other helms and provides tiny slots for your eyes to see. In the past, these slots were called the Ocularium.
This replica of the Crusader helmet features brass fittings. It is also crafted by hand using the same techniques that were popular 600 to 800 years ago. The piece is fully wearable and is comfortable despite its enclosure.
Great for Stage Plays, Reenactments, and Films
This Crusader helmet is also a form of barrel helm. It conceals your entire head but provides tiny slits for the eyes. Its a completely protective gear as it protects you entirely from accidental blows. Plus, it also comes with the butted chainmail which makes it look exactly like the historical piece.
With that, this helm is perfect for use in films, stage plays, and other reenactments. It is also an excellent piece to include to your growing collection of medieval pieces.
History of the Crusader Helmet
The Crusades started in the eleventh century and continued after the fifteenth century. During this time, the Crusader helmet was sometimes worn over a mail and smaller helm. It was a beautiful yet menacing piece due to its narrowed eye slits. It was indeed a strong helm that was capable of absorbing the shock of attacks in combat.
This helm was designed specifically to protect the wearer completely. Its the reason for its extremely solid and durable construction. It was highly effective against warding off various blows directly to ones head. Thus, it was impossible for the enemy to assault or pierce through it.