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Kettle Helmets

We offer one of the greatest selections of Kettle Hats available to buy in the UK. They are available in a selection of 14 and 16 gauge steel and are perfect for re-enactment. Whilst some of our Kettle Hats are of simple construction, others feature reinforcing steel bands for extra strength. Kettle Hats were not only worn by the common infantry of the day – they were also favoured by knights, especially during sieges when protection from projectiles was more of an issue.

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    The Kettle Hat was favoured by the English infantryman and man at arms throughout the medieval period and was popular during the 100 Years War. It was simple to manufacture and offered good protection against projectiles. This design was so effective that it came back into service with the British military in World War 1 and 2. The name derives from the Germanic word “cetel” or “cietel” alluding to its deep cauldron like shape. It was also known as a “war hat” and “Chapel-de-fer” (hat of iron).

    Our Kettle Hat is constructed from 18 gauge steel and features and adjustable leather liner and chin strap. Not recommended for contact re-enactment but great for LARP, theatre or as a display piece.

    Internal Circumference: 65cm
    Weight: 1600g

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Buy the Kettle Hat with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £45.83 Incl. Tax: £55.00

  • MH Kettle Hat - 14 gauge

    The Kettle Hat was favoured by the English infantryman and man at arms throughout the medieval period and was popular during the 100 Years War. It was simple to manufacture and offered good protection against projectiles. This design was so effective that it came back into service with the British military in World War 1 and 2. The name derives from the Germanic word “cetel” or “cietel” alluding to its deep cauldron like shape. It was also known as a “war hat” and “Chapel-de-fer” (hat of iron).

    Made of 2mm steel. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil.  
    Leather chin strap included.

    Size M: 60-61 cm perimeter
    Size L: 63-64 cm perimeter

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £116.67 Incl. Tax: £140.00

  • Reinforced Kettle Hat - 16 gauge

    Our Reinforced Kettle Hat is constructed from 16 gauge steel with reinforcing steel bands and features and adjustable leather liner and chin strap. Great for re-enactment.

    Width: 34 cm
    Depth: 38 cm
    Height: 17 cm
    Weight: 3032g
    Internal Width: 19 cm
    Internal Depth: 23 cm
    Circumference: 66 cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Buy the Reinforced Kettle Hat with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £72.50 Incl. Tax: £87.00

  • Reinforced Kettle Helmet - 16 gauge

    Our Reinforced Kettle Helmet is constructed from 16 gauge steel with reinforcing steel bands and features and adjustable leather liner and chin strap. Great for re-enactment.

    Width: 34 cm
    Depth: 38 cm 
    Height: 17 cm 
    Weight: 3032g 
    Internal Width: 19 cm 
    Internal Depth: 23 cm
    Circumference: 66 cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Buy the Reinforced Kettle Hat with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £72.50 Incl. Tax: £87.00

  • Burgundian Kettle Helm

    Looking for a helmet that suits your infantry and heavily armoured fighter outfit both at the same time? Our HISTORICALLY ACCURATE Burgundian Kettle helmet is perhaps the ultimate fit! This legendary helm is one of our BEST-RECONSTRUCTED HELMETS directly inspired by an original Burgundian Kettle helmet, dated from the second half of the 15th century, currently exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    This historically accurate helmet is loved by reenactors for late medieval events and appreciated by all fighters who value its visibility on the battlefield. It will never impede the vision or breathing, making it one of the most popular helmets on reenactment battlefields and in LARP events. Keeping that in mind, we have made an effort to replicate the distinct shape of the kettle hat that was worn by both infantry and light cavalry in the late 15th century, and even by knights on occasion.

    Our reproduction is HANDMADE from 16-gauge mild steel, lined with a comfortable and secure leather liner. A sturdy chin strap with a brass buckle closure keeps the helmet secure during battle.

    Note: This product is carefully coated with a layer of oil when packaged that acts as a temporary (protective) layer against corrosion (rust), which can easily be wiped off using any oil remover or even a dry cloth.

    Inner Circumference: 68cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £109.58 Incl. Tax: £131.50

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