Roman Legionary Helmet
This steel Roman legionary helmet is crafted using 18 gauge steel. It features an appealing metallic and polished finish. You can don this Roman helmet whenever you want to bring together a classic and historical look. Display the protective gear worn by a Roman soldier or you can add this to your growing collection of Medieval pieces.
Specs and Size of this Roman Legionary Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.6 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Exterior and Appearance
Similar to the classic Roman galea, this Roman legionary helmet displays a rounded cap where both sides have a steel protective covering to safeguard the wearers cheeks. As for the ear portion, this Roman legionary helmet has this area open to leave the users ears uncovered.
The back of this helmet features a slope-shaped guard while its front sports a little visor. It not only adorns the helmets forehead portion, but will also protect the user from frontal blows. This helmet is also an attractive piece because of its finely polished metal exterior. It is also adorned with wave patterns at the top of the helmet.
This helmet is made a using 1.2-millimeter mild steel plus brass fittings of 1.2 millimeters in thickness. This type of steel is mostly used since it isnt brittle and has adequate strength despite not being tempered or hardened.
Mild steel is also called plain carbon steel or low carbon steel. It is a commonly used material since it has properties that are adequate for numerous applications. This specific type of steel contains about 0.05 to 0.25% of carbon, thus, making it ductile and malleable enough for use.
Though it has lower tensile strength, its still relatively cheaper and can be formed easily. If surface hardness is necessary, it can be increased via carburizing.
Size, Weight & Customizations
From ear to ear, the measurement of this Roman legionary helmet is 19 centimeters. Its front to back size is a good 23 centimeters while its circumference is approximately about 66 centimeters in total. This helmets overall weight is 1.6 kilograms.
If you want to have some customizations done, here are the following available to you: you can choose between an 18 or 20 gauge for its sheet thickness and the circumference is based on your choice.
Ancient Roman Helmet Designs
The Roman armor has protected a large number of soldiers in the past. It was their protective give that allowed them to rush into the battlefield. Today, these armors are beautiful pieces that a lot of collectors and historical enthusiasts are after. This is especially true with the Roman Legionary Helmet.
In the past, the Roman legionnaires, centurions, and even gladiators wore a variety of protective headgear during the period of the Roman Empire. The exact design or form of these pieces significantly varied over time. These changes differed in unit types, as well as between individual examples. With that, there were generally no specific standards even under the Roman Empire.
As time passed, these helmets were crowned with spikes or knobs to attach crests. They also had tubes attached to the bowls sides for feathers.