Cabaset with Facial - Sanguessa. It´s logical after some time to include face protection in the helmets.
Specifically there exists several examples in artistic representations of conical skull helmets with facial protections.
This one is based in the images of the Romanesque portico of the Santa Maria de lo Real church, in Sangüesa (Navarra).
In the exterior archivolt can be seen the representation of some jobs of the medieval ages including two armed men.
One of the is wearing a cabasset like this one, with a visor as wide that almost show the cheeks. Some other very similar can be seen in codex if the age.
Similar in style to an Italo-Norman helmet.
Size: 65cm circumference.
Weight: 1.65 kg
Leather chin strap included.
Made in steel of 1.6mm. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing.
Combat rating: 10 of 10
Posted by Cathal on 16th Mar 2012
So why is it not a 5 star helmet?
The alignment on the face plate is not perfect, you won't notice across a battlefield but standing next to the user you can tell.
The fabric used in the suspension system had small amounts of tearing at the rivet holes. This would last but in 3 years or so depending on usage may need to be replaced. I couldn't cause additional tearing. (but I have since cut it out for space and the leather washers held by the metal ones would provide a decent reattachment point should any proper failure happen)
The bar between the eyes does cause slight shadowing, You won't notice unless you look for it or are staring at someone 10cm from your nose.
But what makes it a 4 star helmet. It is confortable. the vision is good for a full face helmet. The steep sides catch the blow but then help it slide down the helmet. When you set up the suspension and your own padding you will not feel blows as anything painful. The helmet also looks fantastic. I purchased based on the style and am very happy with how the comfort and protection has turned out. I will be recommending other members of the group purchase this model of full face helm.
Posted by Cathal on 1st Mar 2012
This helmet looks fantastic and is nice to wear. It takes blows easily and most will not do a direct connect so you won't feel the full force of the blow.
However that being said, the reasons it isn't getting a 5 start review.
The faceplate on my helmet was slightly off centre, not much but enough that if you look at it on someone you see that it isn't perfectly aligned which is made worse by the verticle line running down the crown and the face. (you can see it if you look closely at the display picture)
The gap between the eyes could be slightly smaller, if you are not used to wide sections there you may feel disorientated when you first wear it as there is a reasonable amount of shadowing there. I slightly widened the metal turning near the eye slot to get an extra mill or two and have gotten used to it.
Finally the suspension system in there while nice the one in my helmet has got some damage around the rivet holes and you may find in a year or three of continuous wear the original suspension might rip out of the helmet at some spots, nothing a stitch in time wouldn't fix however my head is so big i'll be removing it to make room for more compressive padding.
The helmet is fantastic, looks cool, is solid and does a good job of protecting your head. The eye holes are big enough you have good vision down and to either side for a helmet with a faceplate. I would purchase again.
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