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15th Century Archer's Helmet
Back in the day, this helmet was used primarily by archers. It has no visor or rim to interfere with the bowstring or line of vision. The helmet does not cover the back of the neck so as not to impede movement of the head. The cheek guards (rondels) are suspended on leather straps, so when an archer tilts his head to draw, the rondel will dangle out of the way - clever! Moreover the forehead is reinforced with an additional fluted plate which is a sublime design flourish and makes the helmet practically impervious in that area - this, perhaps, has some comparison with the steel plates fastened to the front of WW1 German snipers' helmets. The oval helmet has an outer circumference of 71cm, this will comfortably fit anybody with a large hat size (ie:62) and those with smaller noggins can get an arming cap or a chain mail coif under it. It's sixteen gauge, it weighs just under two kilos and has a leather liner and chinstrap. The rondels have a diameter of 12.5 cm and are backed with comfy suede leather.
This helmet is exclusive to Medieval Shoppe.