“The Wayward Knight” Blackened Sugarloaf Helmet
Knightly XIV century helmet.
Far from home, the Wayward Knight doesn’t really care what other people think of him. He lives by his sword and is quick to jump into battle, and would rather fight to the end than find himself tethered to a place. To him, home is what he carries with him.
This is one of the helmets that goes with our new “Wayward Knight” collection of blackened armor. We designed this fully functional armor kit with the intention of it being combat ready and fearsome, as well as beautiful and unique compared to our other suits of armor.
The sugarloaf helmet is a relative of the great helm. A lot of historians consider it to be a transition between the great helm and the XIV century bascinet. In this type of helmet, we begin to see a move from a flat topped helmet to a more refined, fitted piece of armor. A standard sugarloaf differs from a bascinet in that it is a closed helmet with no removable visor, but a domed crown, unlike the flat top of a greathelm.
This sugarloaf is padded and ready for combat. It comes with leather straps to secure it to your chin, and sit quite low down - almost to your shoulders. It has two generously sized eye slots that give a decent amount of vision while still being protective, and a number of holes and a cross shape on either cheek to allow for easy breathing. We have made this helmet from 2mm steel, with solid rivets and 1mm steel accents in the shape of a cross on the front.
The lustrous, blackened finish is achieved through chemical blackening. This is a new process we have been experimenting with, and we’re very proud of the result! It can only be achieved on mild steel, so do keep in mind that this helmet will take a little bit of extra maintenance compared to our rust resistant stainless steel you’ll find in a lot of our other helmets. The blackening does give it extra protection against deep, structural rust, though. We can also add a “snakeskin” finish and additional weathering if you’re looking to make your helmet look even more battle-worn. If you aren’t a fan of the blackened armor, keep in mind that we can always just make this helmet out of plain mild steel, or if you aren’t looking to get a helmet that requires maintenance, stainless steel is also an option. Both of these can be made with a mirror or satin polish - mirror polish is very shiny, and satin is more matte.
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Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle
Chin strap with one buckle.
- 2mm steel (stainless or mild);
- 1mm brass;
- Leather straps;
- Solid rivets;
- Historically inspired;
- Brass accents;
- Blackened steel;
- Other finishes available;
- Solid brass rivets;
- Combat ready.
This item is part of the “Wayward Knight ” collectionView collection