Crusader or Norman Spangenhelm with Faceplate (16 Gauge)
Make your own Medieval experience and complete your Norman or Crusader armour harness with this spangenhelm with faceplate helm forged from 16 gauge steel.
This style of helm most likely was first worn during the late 12th century during the period of the third crusade 1189-1192 and remained in use until the end of the 13th century. Based on the design of the spangenhelm which was popular during the dark ages / Viking era, this style of helm incorporated an additional face plate to protect the wearer.
The helmet comes complete with an adjustable leather liner and chin strap with solid brass buckle.
The helm has a circumference of 68cm which enables the wearer to also fit a suitable padded coif or cap. The interior of the helm is also blackened to improve corrosion resistance.
Suitable for a late 12th century to 13th century persona for your next Medieval Reenactment, SCA or LARP event.
Evidence for the use of spangenhelms or pot helms with faceplate can be seen in the following sources:
The seal of King Richard - dated between 1195 -1199.
Fresco of the murder of Thomas Becket - late 12th century.
The seal of Alexander II King of scots- crowned 1214.
The Shrine of Charlemagne (Karlsschrein) in Aachen Cathedral - made in 1215.
Stained glass The story of Charlemagne - Chartres Cathedral.
Stained glass The murder of St Thomas in the Cathedral – Chartres Cathedral.
Fresco of the murder of St Thomas Becket Palazzo dei Trecento Italy - dated 1260 (shown in images below).
The seal of Robert Fitzwalter - dated between 1213-1219.
Stand shown in photos not included and available separately.
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