Chapel De Fer

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Called by many names, chapel-de-fer, war hat or kettle hat, the broad rimmed open face helmet was the most popular of all helmets for fighting on foot. The broad brim shields blows from hand weapons and offers a fair amount of protection from missiles coming from above. Although it did leave the face vulnerable, many preferred the vision and access to air to the protection offered by helmets that covered the face. The war hat was used in medieval Europe by foot soldiers and knights from the 13th century onward, and the height of its popularity came in the 14th Century in England and France. It is an important helmet in the development of armor, and something of its popularity is proven by the fact that the English wore almost identical helmets in the First World War. Made of 1.24 mm (18gauge) steel. Adjustable with straps.

Weight 1.9 kg (4lbs 3oz). Inside measurements 22 cm x 21 cm (8 2/3” x 8 ¼”) depth x width. Measurements at the brim 37 cm (14 4/7”) wide, 38 cm (15”) deep.

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