With ye ole Spangenhelm and Norman Faceplate atop thy head, a jouster’s lance shalt maim thy face not, nor archer’s arrow pierce thee. Nary shalt a swordsman’s blade cleave thee in twain. Verily, thou art safe with this Medieval-style helmet and faceplate, forged with extraordinarily tough 18-gauge steel. Just like the genuine article, this replica Spangenhelm is accented with authentic touches like rivets and metal strapping. The attached faceplate mimics those worn by the legendary Normans during their conquest of Britain at the dawn of the high Middle Ages. It features steel nose guard, vents for easy breathing and eye ports large enough to see clearly but small enough to deter enemy blades and points. Unlike those brutal, cumbersome helmets of old, this faithful reproduction dons comfortably for hours at a time - despite its weighty solid steel construction - , thanks to the plush, thick foam inner lining. Adjustable leather straps secure the helmet and faceplate snugly, so it stays in place even riding into battle atop a powerful, knightly steed. Makes a perfect, historically accurate, wearable prop for theater, cosplay, medieval fairs, reenactments, etc. It also displays beautifully in any home, office, classroom or anywhere that could use a historical touch. A terrific gift for ancient sword-and-armor aficionados, Middle Ages scholars, or anyone fascinated by knights and medieval warfare. Helmet measures 7 3/4” ear-to-ear, 8 1/2" front-to-back, and approximately 6 1/2" deep. Helmet/faceplate is approximately 12” tall.