This Hussar Helmet is a piece that is crafted from mild steel. It also features a lobster-like tail at its back which makes it a popular and distinct piece. This helm is rounded skull piece which replicates the original Hussar from history. Thus, making it a great helmet for reenactments or LARP activities. The Hussar helmet is truly an excellent piece to own it looks just like the ancient one, and it also works effectively for protection.
Specs and Size of this Hussar Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 2.2 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Appearance of the Hussar Helmet
Previously mentioned, this Hussar helmet is crafted using mild steel and has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. Its front features a brim made of steel that appears to have an edge with a ridged lining. The helmet also exhibits a ribbed cap and a point right at the top. This point helps deflect sudden blow from directly hitting the helmets cap.
Aside from these, this Hussar helmet also features protective cheek pieces that are hinged and connected to the helmets skull. This specific part of the helmet is necessary to better protect the users face from incoming accidental blows from other reenactors.
The Lobster-Like Protector
This helmet also featured a laminated defense. It is a single piece of plate that is ridged to replicate separate lames. This is actually the Hussar helmets unique feature which appears just like a lobster-like tail right at the back. This portion goes all the way down to the users nape. This is to better protect the specific area from sudden blows during activities.
The Hussar Helmets Weight and Size
For the size of the Hussar helmet, it is 19 centimeters when measured from ear to ear while its measurements from front to back is 23 centimeters. When it comes to its circumference, it is approximately 66 centimeters and for its total weight, this Hussar helmet reaches 2.2 kilograms.
There are available customizations for this Hussar helmet. These includes your choice of sheet thickness and the helmets circumference. For the sheet, you can choose between the 16, 18, and 20 gauge while the circumference is all based on your preference.
The Historical Hussar Helmet
The Hussar helmet was better known as the lobster-tailed pot helm; however, it was also referred to as the harquebusier or the zischägges pot. This helmet was a kind of post-Renaissance combat and protective gear that was utilized by the Polish Hussars.
This piece became well-known in the European area and was popular amongst the officers and cavalry from c. 1600. The Hussar helmet was originally based from an Ottoman-Turkish type of helm. However, it eventually fell out of use in most European areas during the late 17th century. Though surprisingly, this specific helmet had an oriental origin. It was also developed during the 16th century; though at some point, it was adopted by the Christians states in Europe.
Looking at the appearance of the helmet, it clearly was identical to the late European helmets. It first appeared with a projecting peak, cheek protectors, a neck guard, and at times, a sliding nasal protector. The European derivative of the helm was widely used in the Thirty Years War when the piece was known as the zischägge.