This Phrygian helmet features a unique look that perfectly resembles the old Thracian helmet. It is made from mild steel and can be used for various activities. The Phrygian helmet, given its classic appearance, will makes for a great addition to your medieval collection.
Specs and Size of this Phrygian Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.5 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Mild Steel and the Phrygian Helmet
This Phrygian helmet is crafted using mild steel with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters. This material is a type of low carbon steel that usually contains a small amount of carbon. The steel is malleable and ductile which makes it easy to form; thus, making it the preferred steel for creating this helm.
Classic Exterior of the Phrygian Helmet
If you take a look at this Phrygian Helmet, you will see that it was perfectly patterned after the original Phrygian Helmet from the Hellenistic period. Its name comes from its uniquely distinct appearance which somehow appears like the caps used by the Phrygians from Asia Minor.
This Phrygian Helmet displays a heightened and sloped top which appears to be conical in shape. Notice that the tip of this portion is slightly tilted forward which gives it its unique design. Its back portion is slightly sloped while its front area features a little brim along the eyebrows. This is to deflect any direct blows from assaulting the users eyes, or it can also help prevent falling materials from touching the area.
Instead of cheek protectors, this Phrygian Helmet features a full-face protector. It has an opening for the eyes and nose, as well as the mouth area. These gaps are positioned perfectly to avoid compromising the vision and breathing of the wearer.
For the measurements of this Phrygian Helmet, it is 19 centimeters from ear to ear while measuring from front to back gives you 23 centimeters. Its total weight is 1.5 kilograms and has a circumference of about 66 centimeters.
This Phrygian Helmet can also be customized to your liking and these are the available options for you: with the Phrygian Helmet, you can choose the sheet thickness between 18 and 20 gauge while the circumference is all based on how you want it.
Since this helmet was utilized for a variety of things, it definitely makes for an excellent addition to any reenactors medieval gear. Also, it is a helmet that would be a great addition to any enthusiasts collection.
Uses of the Phrygian Helmet
In history, the Phrygian Helmet was worn by the cavalry of Macedonia. This was commonly seen during King Philips reign. However, his son, Alexander, preferred utilizing the open-faced helmet called the Boeotian helm for his cavalry unit. This was upon the recommendation of Xenophon.
Aside for cavalry units, the Phrygian Helmet was also utilized to represent the infantry troops of Alexander the Great, such as the modern Alexander sarcophagus. The helm was also prominently used around the end of the Classical period and continued further to the Hellenistic era. It replaced the earlier Corinthian style helmet from the 5th century.