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This Crusader Helm with faceplate is of 18 gauge steel with riveted construction; the blackened interior of the helmet is fitted with a leather suspension liner that can be adjusted to fit with its leather cord. The helm is finished with a leather chinstrap with an adjustable brass buckle.
These helmets were not ideal for combat, as the top was not deflective and its lack of rounded curvature detracts from its overall strength, nevertheless, the face plate is quite innovative and practical, giving good protection without limiting airflow and visibility. Also (me thinks) the face plate makes them look menacing, which no doubt was a benefit when facing off against superior numbers, as the Crusaders often did - as a fleeing enemy was a defeated enemy! Despite its technical drawbacks, if you're an aficionado of the Crusader era, then this, sir, is your helm!
Front to Back: 8 1/4''
Side to Side: 8''
Interior Circumference: 25 1/2''
Weight: 4 lbs