12th to 13th Century Norman Spangenhelm Helmet
By the 12th century, knights quickly realised that with the new couched lance technique becoming more widespread, having additional protection for the face was really a must as most lance strikes passing above the shield would instantly kill a knight wearing the old style of nasal helmet. At first, they added a face plate to offer additional protection from all attacks coming from the front and proved remarkably efficient against enemy archers and mounted opponents (Later on, more plates were added to cover the back of the neck and fully enclose the head: the pot helm/great helm was born. But that’s another story)
This Norman Spangenhelm Helmet is skilfully HANDMADE from sturdy 16 gauge MILD STEEL and comes with a reinforced faceplate, just like its historical counterpart. Working as a shock absorber, the Leather LINER makes it more comfortable to don and ensures that your eyes will always be at the right height to face the eyes slit.
- A circumference of approx. 68 cm makes it fit almost all head sizes.
- Finish: polished
- Gauge 16 = Steel thickness 1.519 mm
- Mild steel (no stainless steel)
A high-quality product made by Lord Of Battles®
Included in these categories: Norman Nasal Helmets