Great Helm, 14th C., 1.6mm Steel

A very nice reconstruction of a late medieval pot helmet (also known as a bucket helmet or barrel helmet) as worn in the 14th century. More information...

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SKU: 1716442000

Great Helm, 14th C., 1.6mm Steel

The so-called Great Helm (also called great helmet or great heaume) was often worn over a smaller, lighter helmet (e.g. a cervelliere / secret helmet) and was widespread throughout Central Europe in the Middle Ages. Numerous historical illustrations, miniatures and finds from Germany, Flanders, England, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, etc. bear testimony to the popularity of this particular type of helmet at the time. Such helmets emerged during the Crusades in the late 12th / early 13th c. and were commonly worn by knights until well into the 14th c.

The reproduction we offer here is crafted from 1.6mm (16 gauge) high carbon steel and features a brass cross on its front. The component parts of the knight's helmet are all connected by steel rivets. The eye-slits are approx. 15cm long, 1.3cm wide and the numerous cutouts on the helmet's lower half ensure proper ventilation.

The interior is blackened and fitted with an adjustable leather suspension liner attached with rivets. The 2mm thick brown leather chin strap closes with an antiqued brass buckle.


  • Material: 1.6mm steel, brass fitting, leather inlay, leather chin strap
  • Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 74cm
  • Long distance (back to front): approx. 26cm
  • Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 21cm
  • Height: approx. 32cm
  • Weight: approx. 3.8 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

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