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. More information...
French cuirassier helmet (1809 - 1812)
- The peak and the hem of the helmet bowl are made of cow fur with approx. 3cm 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 1.5mm 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.