Great Helm / Crusader Great Helm

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The Great Helm or heaume, also called pot helm, bucket helm and barrel helm, is a helmet of the High Middle Ages arose in the late 12 century in the context of the crusades and remained in use until the 14 century. They were used by knights and heavy infantry in most European armies between about 1220 to 1540 AD. In its simplest form, the great helm was a flat-topped cylinder of steel that completely covered the head and had only tiny openings for the eyes and mouth. Later designs gained more of a curved design, particularly on the top, to deflect or lessen the impact of blows. Although the great helm offered vastly superior protection than previous helmets, such as the nasal helm and spangenhelm, it limited the wearer's peripheral vision, and in addition to being heavy, the mass-produced form (flat-topped without ventilation holes) provided little ventilation and could quickly overheat in hot weather. Knights usually wore the great helm over a mail coif (hood) sometimes in conjunction with a close-fitting iron skullcap known as a cervelliere. We are proud to present our impressive, beautiful, actual working replica Great Helmet. This helm is very-much a typical Crusader Great Helm. The Great Helm is a full size and wearable. It is skillfully handcrafted in steel making it a magnificent helm. As a warrior, you could not do much better than this helmet, and as a collector, you could not ask for a finer specimen to use as a centerpiece. Our Crusader Great Helm comes with a display stand included, so you can easily display it in any room. You are sure to get many admiring comments wherever you place this impressive, historic Great Helmet. Our museum quality helmet make a great gift for the history lover and create the ultimate focal point in any home. Now you can own a piece of history with our unbeatable price!

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  • Colour: Silver/Brown
  • Dimensions: Dimensions: 35cm x 30cm x 22cm
  • Weight: 3.64kg
  • Material: Steel/Wood
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