- 18 gauge steel construction
- conical top on a cylindrical body
- steel brim extends out just slightly
- 22 to 23 Inch Circumference
- shaped like a traditional hat
The typical, Quality 18 gauge Steel, Kettle Hat Helmet is shaped like a traditional hat. A conical top on a cylindrical body, while the steel brim extends out just slightly, with a 22 to 23 Inch Circumference.
This is probably the best piece for a 13th or 14th Byzantine impression, as this style of hat was rather exclusive to Eastern and Anatolian nations.
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.