BH912 Great Helmet, William de Staunton, 1326 AD


Battle Ready Great Helmet, William de Staunton, 1326 AD

This helmet is a reconstruction of an image on a stone relief depicting William of Staunton, dated 1326 and displayed in in Staunton church, Norfolkshire, England.

The "Great Helmet" was often worn over a smaller, lighter helmet (for example secret helmet).

They helmets were common throughout Europe in the middle ages, and numerous contemporary images, miniatures and originals found in Germany, Flanders, England, Italy, Swizerland, Austria, etc. prove the popularity of this helmet type.

They were used during the famous battles of Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356).

- includes comfortable leather inlay
- suitable for head circumference up to 62 cm
- long distance (front to back): approx. 21.5 cm
- short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19.5 cm
- material: approx. 2 mm steel, leather
- finish: polished and blackened (oiled)
- weight: approx. 2.7 kg

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