11th century spangenhelm

steel thickness: 18ga
weight: 3 lb 3 oz

Reproduction of a spangenhelm based on an 11th century piece. This style of conical helmet construction, whereby overlapping metal straps or "spangen" were riveted to dished metal plates to form a skull cap, is known to date back to the 6th century and was used as late as the 15th century. The solid nasal and reinforced eyebrows protect the eyes and nose. Many similar helmets can be seen on the famous Bayeaux Tapestry, which records scenes from the Battle of Hastings (Norman invasion of England, 1066 CE). Lined and fully wearable, antiqued/blackened stainless steel construction. Museum grade, comes with display stand.

Discontinued and sold out