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This helmet is an excellent piece of combat armor, engineered to maximize the protection it will give you in an SCA fight without impeding too much on the wonderful historical aesthetic. It has been a popular part of our collection for many years now, but recently we decided to do a complete re-design that would bring it up to modern SCA standard. This has included alterations to cleverly hide a bar grill under the aventail.
The original design for this helmet is based on an Asian helmet that was found near Shadrino, Altai in 1932. This territory - today in the south of Modern Russia - would have had widespread Mongolian influences in the 13th-14th century, which created some of the more interesting and striking styles of Eastern armor that we see today. You can see this in the shaping of the pointed top, the curve of the eye holes, and the way that the aventail starts at the nose and drapes down, creating quite a unique silhouette.
This helmet has been made from 2mm stainless steel, meaning it is robust and thick, sure to protect your head. Each side of the head has two removable round cheek plates. Stainless steel is the ideal material for SCAdians because it has great structural integrity as well as rust resistance, which makes cleaning it up after fighting practice much easier! The aventail for this piece, however, is blackened mild steel, which is still more resistant than regular mild steel but is worth taking care of properly and keeping away from any excess moisture.
As mentioned earlier, this helmet includes full hidden SCA face protection underneath the aventail. It includes padding inside and is already strapped and ready to wear, including a chin strap.
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Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle
Chin straps with one buckle (left pictures) and two buckles (right pictures).
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
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How are the hidden plates attached to the helm?
The protective plates are attached to the helmet with rivets. It can be removed, but it requires certain skills and instruments.
Hello. I was looking at "Asian 14 Ga Combat Helm Helmet Armor With Avantail " on your site. I am living in Turkiye (Turkey) . I want to know with which institution or company you are sending stuffs to my country? With USA post service or with private cargo service like UPS or FedEx etc. I need to know becouse my country post service can hold stuffs in customhouse when price go beyond +100 USD. But more easly can get with private post services like UPS. Thanks.
We ship worldwide via regular local mail. Just add a comment to your order, and your package will be marked as a "gift".We can use EMS express or UPS service for some extra; we don't use FedEx.
I like to purchase this but want to have the full-round aventail with internal face grill for additional face protection and with neck back internal plate tail
SCA bar grill can be added to bascinet type helmets only. We offer to make a full round aventail with full SCA-grade hidden protection (front, side and back hidden plates) for $50 extra. You may learn more about our SCA-adjusted helmets here.
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