The Close Helm first appeared in the 16th century and was still in use during the English Civil War in the 1640’s. Not long after this it was discarded in favour of lighter and cheaper helmets. It was popular both on the field of battle and in jousting tournaments. Some of the finest Close Helms to be crafted in England were made at King Henry VIII's Royal Almain Armoury in Greenwich.
Our Close Helm is constructed from 18 gauge steel and features a tilting visor which can be raised for better vision and ventilation. It comes complete with a separate padded lining cap that can be glued in if required. Not suitable for contact re-enactment but perfect for display or theatrical use.
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