About Chapel helmets
Helmet Chapel-de-Fer was popular among the infantry in the XIII-XVI centuries because of low price and easy producing. Such head protection is a type of medieval helmet Kettle hat – a steel cap with wide brims. Chapel with bar grill visor and additional plate for neck protection is compliant to SCA-standards and is perfect for medieval tournaments and bohurts. Distance between the rods is 1.8-2 cm. For better protection, we recommend to wear Chapel-de-fer with mail coif or leather aventail, as medieval warriors did. Helmet is fixed with underchin leather belt and buckle on the head. You can use this functional battle helmet for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances ...
Here is the most popular and most beloved infantry helmet of XIII-XVIth centuries – the good old hat-shaped chapel. Riveted from metal to the image and likeness of an ordinary wide-brimmed hat, chapel-de-fer faithfully served the European infantrymen protecting them both from cavalrymen’s attacks from above and from infantry brothers' halberds mighty strikes. Yes, the face is vulnerable, but good visibility and breathing freedom compensate somewhat for this disadvantage. Plus, you can always use articulated gorget – bevor – to get out of combat with a jaw and nose intact. Well, or order a version for sports battles – Chapel-de-fer with bar grill. Chapel-de-fer helme...
Early cabasset (chapel) Here is a pinnacle of the French armorers’ engineering in the XV century. Yes, don’t smile and look so surprised. This “egghead” and funny medieval helmet was the best protection against the most tremendous hand-held weapon of that epoch. But, let’s talk about step by step. Cabasset, Aragón, Spain. 1490-1500, Philadelphia Museum of Art Chapel is an identifiable ancestor of cabasset, as it was the only affordable type of head protection for unwealthy mounted knights and infantrymen. However, such plain and unattractive medieval steel helmet saved many lives. In comparison with expensive and complex closed helmets, cabasset had such u...
Chapel with bar grill and mail aventail “Louis” was one of the most popular medieval helmets through XIII-XVII centuries. This simple, comfortable and functional helmet successfully resisted both halberds and the first bullets. Details changed, but the essence - the metal dome with wide brim remained constant, which says a lot about this design reliability. And here is one of the great representatives of the chapel family – Louis, chapel with bar grill and mail aventail. This is stylization for Byzantine helmet with a brim. It comes from southeast Europe region (Byzantium, South Rus, the Balkans), where such medieval war helmets used at XIII-XV centuries. This hand-made Middl...
Chapel-de-Fer is a variation of medieval helmet of type Kettle hat (also known as Eisenhut, Kettle helm). This functional head protection was popular in XIII-XVI centuries among soldiers of all military branches because of simpleness of making. Despite of wide variety of models, chapel had one common feature – wide brims. Great visibility and ventilation, cheapness and ease of manufacturing, protection from the front and side hits and sunrays as well - these factors made chapel actual among infantry. However, noble knights did not choose such type of head armor because of its simple design. For more comfortable and reliable wearing of this medieval battle helm, we strictly recommend ...
Helmet Kettle hat (also known as Eisenhut, Chapel-De-Fer, Kettle helm) was favored in XIII-XVI centuries by infantrymen in Europe. Helmets were quite cheap and easy in manufacture, so they were popular among common soldiers. This medieval steel helm got its name because of shape wide-brimmed hat. For better protection, kettle hat could be equipped with gorget and was being worn over the padded or mail coif. Also, one of main advantages of such type of head armor was protecting against sun rays. Underchin leather belt with buckle holds helm on your head. You can use this functional handcrafted custom helmet for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances ...
Morion is a Renaissance helmet. Typical features are high comb and wide brims curved up from the front and back. This knight armor appeared in Spain in the early XVI century. Mostly lance knight wore morion and in time, this late helm became an armour element of palace guard. Morion was also used by sellswords landsknechts. There were two way of morion making: whole-hammered of one piece of metal and decorated with ornamental etching (more expensive models) and morions made of several pieces of metal. This custom-made head armor may be completed with bar grill or meshed visor for face protection. You can use this functional German helmet for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performa...
Hat-shaped helmet Chapel (Kettle helm) was widespread among the infantrymen in the XIII-XVI centuries. Such popularity was a result of cheapness and ease of manufacture. However, cream of knighthood preferred not to use such type of head protection because of its plain design. This model with bar grill visor is perfect for medieval fencing, because this helmet has the main characteristics: it provides with good field of vision, ventilation and reliable protection. According to SCA-standards, distance between the rods is 1.8-2 cm. Also, we may install back plate for neck protection. Underchin leather belt with buckle fixes helmet on your head. You can use this functional handcraft...
Helmet Chapel (or Kettle helmet or Eisenhut) was popular from the early XIII century until the end of the XVI century among infantry. Such medieval helmets were well-known for its shape of brimmed hat. Peculiarity of the presented model is high top point. Such shape of dome allows parrying front and side hits good. This made-to-measure Middle Ages helmet is completely handcrafted by our artisans. You can use this metal head protection for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events Base price includes following options: Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm; Satin polishing; Black leather belts; Steel nickel-plated buckles; Steel riv...