Medieval Knight Norman Helmet
This Medieval Knight Norman Helmet is based after an ancient Norman helmet designs. It is made from mild steel is lined with leather on the inside to provide adequate comfort for the wearer. Since it looks great and its well designed, it is an ideal piece for reenactments, LARP, and stage plays. This can also serve as a decorative piece that you can add to your growing collection of medieval items.
Specs and Size of this Medieval Knight Norman Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.5 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Measurements and Customization
This helmet is adequately sized to provide sufficient protection and comfort. When it comes to the measurements of this helm, it is 19 centimeters from ear to ear and 23 centimeters from front to back. Its circumference is approximately 66 centimeters and for the helmets overall weight, it is 1.5 kilograms.
You can also have this Medieval Knight Norman Helmet customized. For its sheet thickness, you can choose from 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge. You can choose the circumference based on your needs.
Looks, Appearance, and Exterior of the Norman Helmet
This Medieval Knight Norman Helmet was designed after the historical piece that was used by the Normans. This was during the Middle Ages and was commonly worn for protection.
The shape of this helmets headpiece is conical, and it features a distinctive nose guard that overlaps the helmet. It is securely attached by a rivet to keep the users face protected, preventing sudden blows and accidents from occurring. With its nasal guard, this steel helmet also offers additional protection.
When using the piece for LARP and reenactments, this Medieval Knight Norman Helmet can also be utilized to portray other characters. This is because the original helm was widely used throughout Europe.
Materials Used to Create the Knight Norman Helm
This Medieval Knight Norman Helmet is made from mild steel with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. Mild steel has strong tensile strength which makes it highly durable. It is also known to be flexible which makes it the perfect material for creating such helms.
Inside the helmet, a leather lining is present to keep it comfortable for the user. Plus, the lining also helps keep the helmet fixed and in place.
How the Ancient Norman Helmet was Used
The Norman Helmet was usually worn over a mail coif which protected the lower parts of the head, neck, and throat. The coif was either a separate piece of armor or an extension of the mail coat itself. The presence of rivets and holes around the helmets lower edge show that these were somehow lined.
The nose guards of these helmets were often large. With that, it made it difficult to recognize the wearer. It was illustrated on the Bayeux tapestry that during the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror was required to lift his helmet to show his troops that he was still alive. This shows the anonymity that was produced by the Norman helmets.
In the 12th century, the use of the ancient Norman Helmet declined yet it still remained popular among archers and warriors. This was necessary for them since they needed a wide field of vision during combat.