Lough Henney helm

Made after the original (dates back to c. 1420) that is on display in the Ulster museum. The helmet was excavated from a battlefield at Lough Henney, and is thought to have been worn by an Irish gallowglass. The gallowglass  were a class of elite mercenary warriors who were principally members of the Norse-Gaelic clans of Scotland between the mid 13th century and late 16th century. More information...

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Lough Henney helm, 14th - 15th century

The helmet is of unusual form and decoration, and has been described as both a bascinet and a barbute, and is thought by some to represent a transitional form. The helmet is quite high and the bowl is made of two pieces welded together. The nasal is not flat, it protrudes somewhat, to prevent the nose of the wearer touching it.

  • Made of 16 gauge steel (1,5mm), not stainless steel
  • ocular reinforcements from brass
  • the surface of the steel is blackened using a flame technique
  • the brass trim is attached with handmade rivets
  • the row of rivets around the bottom edge secure the inner  liner
  • delivery incl. textile liner and leather chin strap
  • weight approx. 2450 grams

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

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