- Crafted Entirely from 16 Gauge Steel
- Reinforced Band Across the Helms Centerline
- skull-cap is reinforced by three metal strips, riveted across the centerlines of the helmet, as well as around the brim of the skull-cap
- wide relatively straight brim
- a liner on the interior
- One size fits most. Fits a Fits a 22 to 23 Inch Circumference
This Reinforced Medieval Kettle Helm is of the same type of helmet that would become one of the most lasting helmets of the Medieval Era, favored by foot soldiers and infantry throughout and beyond the age because it offered a superior degree of protection, without hindering head-movement or decreasing vision. This model, the skull-cap is reinforced by three metal strips, riveted across the centerlines of the helmet, as well as around the brim of the skull-cap. These reinforcements help to protect from impacts to the skull, while also helping to guide blows away from the more vulnerable parts of the head, too.
They were first produced (as reported in Documentaria Anglo, 1478) in England around 1011, 55 years before the famous Battle of Hastings
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.