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This style of helmet was common in the early 13th century. The design has its limitations - it's not deflective, and the cheeks are unprotected, nevertheless it would be a mistake to be too dismissive about this piece of kit. The broad nasal guard provides good protection against sword slashes to the face (and against arrows between the eyes!) The unobtrusive camial (chain mail curtain) gives additional protection to the back of the head and would presumably thwart the cutting power of a blade swung to the side of the wearer's neck. Despite the uncomplimentary name, the helmet has a certain regal and dignified quality to it: it really does evoke the glory days of the Crusades. This helmet has a circumference of 71cm (at the crown) and from the top measures 26cm to the bottom of the nasal. The butted chain mail is 20cm long and will cover half your ears. There is a chinstrap and an adjustable suspension liner, but if you cut a circle of rabbit pelt or sheepskin and stick it to the inside top, you'll find it far more comfortable and yet more protective. This helmet is 16 gauge and weighs just under 2.6 Kilos. The 3.7cm wide nasal guard has nicely rounded edges, giving it strength and making it safer when donning and doffing. This nasal guard is adjustable (in a manner of speaking). With moderate force it can be bent forward or backwards to better suit the contour of you face, so don't worry about it squashing or rubbing against your nose.
This helmet is in stock and ready to send. Note that THE MEDIEVAL SHOPPE won't give you any nasty surprises at checkout, that is to say, the price includes postage (Australia). Other companies may charge as much as $45.00 to deliver a helmet and an overseas supplier may bill you well over $100.00 for the same delivery.