This Sugarloaf Helm is a superb and solidly constructed replica of an existing medieval helmet. It is made from mild steel and is richly adorned with brass fittings. Sugarloaf helm can serve as an impressive display piece that you can add to your growing collection of medieval armor, or wear for reenactments.
Specs and Size of this Sugarloaf Helm
Ear to Ear: 20cm
Front to Back: 25cm
Weight: 2.2 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Materials Used for the Sugarloaf Helm
For the headpiece itself, it is made from mild steel that is 1.2 millimeters thick and it is brass fittings are 1 millimeter thick. Each material used for this helmet has its own advantages; mild steel has high tensile strength while brass is rust and corrosion-resistant.
Sizes and Customization
The sugarloaf helm is slightly larger than an average helmet. Its ear to ear measurement is 20 centimeters while its front to back measurement is 25 centimeters. For its circumference, it is approximately 68 centimeters and its overall weight is 2.2 kilograms.
If you want to have this sugarloaf helm with your own sizes, you can choose its circumference based on your needs. For the sheet thickness, you can choose from 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge.
Appearance of the Sugarloaf Helm
The sugarloaf helm derives its name from its shape. It recreates a certain type of warriors great helm from the medieval times. Additionally, it is also similar to the Crusades iconic Great Helm which was conical instead of flat. It also belongs to a line of helmets and armors that are made to be cost-effective while offering maximum level of protection.
The Sugarloaf Helm for LARP
This sugarloaf helm is a solid protection that also comes with an adjustable leather chin strap so you can securely wear this during LARP, stage plays, and reenactments. It also forms a distinct appearance since it features a conical shape. Plus, it is perfectly adorned with a cross inlay made of brass over the eye slits.
While giving a lot of protection, it also provides excellent ventilation since it has a lot of holes around the mouth, offering a lot of airflow. Since it is well-designed with excellent materials, this sugarloaf helm makes a perfect piece that every enthusiast must include in their collection.
For those who engage in LARP and reenactments, this is a great piece that will enhance your look when worn with your medieval costume.
History of the Sugarloaf Helm
Around the year 1180, The great helm is a design that evolved from the nasal helm, a variant with a flat top and a square profile. From this, an intermediate version called the enclosed helmet was created around the end of the 12th century.
From a nasal helmet, a full face plate was produced and it was pierced to provide vision and ventilation. However, in the 1240, it was replaced by the true great helm which was more widely used.
Later on, a helmet with a more conical top developed and this was the sugarloaf helm. In Spain. this was known as the yelmo de Zaragoza – this was the place where they were introduced in the Iberian Peninsula.