Epic Armoury

Kettle Hat

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  • Regular price $177.99
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You stand watch from the tower, keeping your guard post even when all seems quiet. While the hour is late and it is unlikely that the enemy will attack tonight, it is your duty to keep the camp safe. At the first sign of danger, you are to sound the alarm.

Leaning on your spear and adjusting your Kettle Hat, you stifle an exhausted yawn. You are prepared to wait and to watch for hours, but that does not make you miss your bed any less. Some coffee would be much appreciated.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury’s Kettle Hat is a steel helmet inspired by infantry armour used during the Middle Ages. The Kettle Hat’s brim is broad and sloped in order to protect the head and face from weapons, projectiles and the sun. Wear this helmet with a metal coif for additional neck and cheek protection.

Secure the Kettle Hat by tightening the leather strap beneath the chin, keeping the helmet in place. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in sizes Medium and Large.

HISTORY

  • Typically made of steel and commonly used by infantry all over Medieval Europe
  • Also known as the Eisenhut and chapeau de fer
  • Named for its resemblance to a cooking pot
  • Provided the added benefit of protecting the eyes from sunlight