Inspired by the Norman, or nasal helmet of the middle ages, these Vintage World Australia’s full-size helmets are individually handcrafted just like they would have been in medieval times. Made from 18 gauge steel and featuring the distinctive conical shape, chainmail aventail, and leather chin strap and inner suspension liner, each helmet is hand beaten, etched and riveted to a high quality finish. These pieces can be worn as historical costume for theatre, re-enactment and LARP, or whatever reason you want! For display, each helmet comes with a solid wood stand.
Characterised by a nose-guard, or ‘nasal’, these so named helmets included a metal strip that extended from the skull or brow-band down over the nose. Our model has an attached aventail, or camail as they’re also known. Some versions lacked this and would have instead been worn over a chainmail coif, which protected the lower parts of the head, throat and neck. The coif could be a separate armour item or an extension of the chain mail coat itself.