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RFB Helmet

Ready For Battle, Sovereign
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Oh no, you think, as a sword and a Ready for Battle Helmet are thrust into your farm-calloused hands. You’ve never been trained as a soldier, let alone asked to fight on a dangerous battlefield!

But here you are, suddenly standing in a row of your neighbors. You await the advancing orc raid said to be headed for your farms and your town, and you just hope that somehow you’ll make it through. At least your Helmet feels solid on your head. That’s something to be thankful for, at least...right?

DETAILS

Ready for Battle Helmet is an essential for any person intending to experience the battlefield. Considered to be one of the most important pieces of armor, this helmet is inspired by 12th century design used by the Crusaders. Its simple design allows this helmet to be used perfectly in a variety of different genres and character-types. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, these armour is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in size Medium.

HISTORY

  • Also referred to as a “cervelliere,” introduced during the late 12th century
  • Pointed shape reminiscent of later “cervelliere” designs toward the 13th century
  • Worn by commoners and non-professional soldiers due to its cheap and easy production
  • Worn either alone or over a chainmail coif to protect the throat

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Fitting guide

  • One of our bestsellers!
  • Made from 1mm thick 19 gauge mild steel
  • Rolled edges with no sharp edges
  • Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
  • Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
  • Polished steel finish

This product is handmade and hand-painted and therefore unique. As a result, when compared with similar item numbers, this product can have natural deviations in pattern, colour and shape, which are not considered defects or faults.
We produce our image material in a natural environment, where lighting and surroundings can affect colors and contrast. The displayed images may therefore appear different from the product you receive from us.

Measurements are all in cm if not stated otherwise.

Universe(s):

Sovereign

Position:

Head

Product type:

Helmet

Brand:

Ready For Battle

Release date:

07/01/2010

Maintenance

Epic Armoury Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.

Cleaning

If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.

After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.

Rust-Prevention and Removal

Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.

Leather Straps and Fittings

Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.

You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.