Steel 3, thickness 2mm.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONS TO THE HELMET
– Steel 65g with hardening + 190€
– Polishing + 60 €
– Chin straps + 10 €
– Leather parachute type suspension + 30 €
– Brass cross on the visor + 50 €
Topfhelm is recreated from pictorial sources in the Malievsky Bible (~1250 )
At the end of the first quarter of the 13th century, protection for the back of the neck became generally accepted in the form of a branch of the crown back or a separate plate attached for this purpose, as shown on the grand helmets depicted on the “Silver Shrine” of Charlemagne in Aachen Cathedral (approximately 1207). Within a decade, the neck plate expanded and joined the facial mask and a true Topfhelm was born. Also, a facial mask with holes for breathing is common at this time. Helmets in this configuration are widely shown in pictorial sources of this period, including the illustrated Bible, now known as the Maciewski Bible, written in France, around 1250.