- 16 gauge steel construction
- curved brim
- reinforced and riveted band across the meridian line
- Fits a 22 to 23 Inch Circumference
This banded Kettle hat was designed with archers in mind, offering greater openness for better visibility. The hat features a curved brim, as well as a reinforced and riveted band across the meridian line, to help provide greater strength and resilience. The helmet is made entirely from 16 gauge steel, and it comes complete with an internal liner for comfort.
First produced in England around 1011
A kettle hat is a type of helmet made of steel in the shape of a brimmed hat. There are many design variations. The only common element is a wide brim that afforded extra protection to the wearer. It gained its common English language name from its resemblance to a metal cooking pot (the original meaning of 'kettle')
The kettle hat was common all over Medieval Europe. It was called Eisenhut in German and chapel de fer in French (both names mean "iron hat" in English). It was worn by troops of all types, but most commonly by infantry.