Is there any provenance for this helmet?
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 pm
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The idea that any kind of ketel-hat (Middle English spelling) was used as early as 1011 is pure fantasy; restricting its popularity to Central Europe during just the 10th and 15th centuries is equally ridiculous. Calling pikemen and crossbowmen cavalry only adds to the gibberish. There is perhaps a language barrier involved and this description may have lost considerably in translation, but taking it at face value only undermines any faith that buyers may have in the company's veracity and reliability.The kettle hat were first produced in England around 1011, is a type of helmet made of steel in the shape of a brimmed hat. The Kettle hats were very popular with foot soldiers in Central Europe during the 10th and 15th century. A kettle hat is a type of helmet in the shape of a brimmed hat, its name from its resemblance to a metal cooking pot. These helmets were very popular with the cavalry, e.g.. Pikemen or crossbowmen.