GDFB Ridged Kettle Hat
The GDFB Ridged Kettle hat or chapel der fer was widely worn on the battlefields of Europe from the 12th to the 15th century, offering excellent visibility with some face and neck protection provided by the brim.
A kettle hat, also known as a war hat, is a type of helmet made of iron or 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).
Manufactured using 14 gauge steel.
Incorporating an adjustable leather liner and chin strap with authentic buckle the GDFB Phrygian Nasal Helm is both comfortable and safe. Wear with a padded arming cap for cushioning.
All specification are nominal and will vary slightly due to the hand made nature of the product.
Material: 2mm mild steel
Internal Circumference: 66cm
Front to back: 23cm
Side to side: 20cm
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