French cuirassier helmet

The cuirassiers were considered a symbol of French cavalry in the time of the Empire. This is a helmet of a French cuirassier of the army of Napoleon I. La Grande Armee had 12 cuirassier regiments (360-400 troops each); three more were raised by 1812. The number of regiments dropped back to twelve in 1813.

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French cuirassier helmet (1809 - 1812)

  • The peak and the hem of the helmet bowl are made of cow fur with approx. 3 cm long hair.
  • The plume is made of horsehair
  • The thin rod on the side of bowl is decorated with colored goose feathers.
  • The chin strap is covered with brass scales, its ends are decorated with brass discs with star reliefs.
  • The crest socket on the helmet is hand-hammered from brass. All joints are riveted.
  • The helmet bowl is hand-hammered from 1.5 mm thick steel plate (not stainless)
  • The total weight approximately 3 kg
  • Standard version of this helmet comes with a padded liner inside.
  • Made in the Czech Republic

This helmet can be made to measure after your measurements ‘1a’ to ‘1j’ in this measurement chart.

Please read our instructions, how to determine a helmet size correctly.

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The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.

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