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  • War Hat

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Weight: 1.2- 1.5 kg


The war hat, also sometimes called a ‘kettle-hat’ was exactly what its name suggests. It was a hat of iron or steel, with a broad brim and laced under the chin.

How was it used?

While the face is left open, the brim of the war hat offered surprisingly good protection, especially from arrows, javelins, stones and crossbow bolts coming from above.

It was one of the most popular and common helmets on the medieval battlefield, worn by common infantrymen as an alternative to the skull-cap, but also by knights and men-at-arms, especially when acting as captains of infantry or light cavalry.