Italo-Norman mask helmet, 1.6 mm steel
Around about 1030 AD, the Normans began to focus more of their attention on the Mediterranean region. They invaded and conquered some territories in southern Europe, settling mainly in southern Italy and Sicily. By the end of the 12th century, the Normans in Italy had adapted their weapons and armor to their surroundings, giving rise to new forms that blended northern European and southern European styles. This helmet is a good example of this process.
The model for this reconstruction is a mural in the church of St. John and Paul in Spoleto, Italy, from around 1170. Helmets like this one, were generally worn with a chain hood.
The helmet offered here is made of 1.6 mm thick steel and chased by hand. Inside the helmet is a leather inlay, which increases the wearing comfort. An attached chin strap with buckle fastens the helmet firmly on the head.
Details Italo-Norman mask helmet, 1.6 mm steel:
Material: approx. 1.6 mm steel plate, leather, brass
Size: up to approx. 62 cm head circumference
Long inner distance (back of the head - forehead): Approx. 22.5 cm
Short inner distance (ear-ear): approx. 18.5 cm
Weight: approx. 2,2 kg
The above specifications may vary slightly from product to product.
Scope of supply: 1x Italo-Norman mask helmet, 1.6 mm steel