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Ben Bouchard




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject: Let's see some kettle hats!         Reply with quote

Kettle hat, chapel de fer, eisenhut--whatever you want to call it, let's see what you've got! The closest I have for now is a WW2 Civil Defense helmet, but it's still very similar. Razz
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Ben Bouchard




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or not. No love? Sad
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Sjors B




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A friend of mine is absolutely a fan of kettle hats, here's a pic

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Ben Bouchard




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like how deep the fit on that one is! It seems like well-designed kettle hat/gorget combos are extremely effective in providing lots of glancing surfaces and minimal windows of vulnerability.
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Ben Anbeek
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 9:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Me with my kettle hat.
i love them great movement and airflow.



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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love kettle helmets. I am working on three, may be four but my hand is just getting better after having broken it pretty bad in July but I will post them once I get them done.

I love some of the 13th and 14th century types common in Scandinavia. Has any one made any of these multiplate ones?

RPM
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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is mine, just bought it secondhand! Made by Albert Collins of Via Armorari...


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Ben van Koert




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote


Don't mind this bevor, it's rubbish. It's the only pic I have available at the moment. I use a proper close fitting one with this helmet now, although I prefer my sallet.
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Terry Thompson




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kettle bells? Kettle of fish? Oh...wait...Yes, I have a few of those... Big Grin



3 in the back are for SCA combat (have removable grilles). 2 are stainless (left and center of the rear).
I have 6, but the last one doesn't fit on the shelf with the others.
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Ben Bouchard




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Where did you get the stainless ones? I've been looking for a good maker for a while and turned up nothing. Confused
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Terry Thompson




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One is from a maker second hand that is no longer taking commissions. The other is from Companie de Greiffenclau on Facebook . Icefalcon Armory makes SCA kettle helms in stainless steel as well. Much more expensive, but the finish is much finer. The one not shown is also stainless from White Mountain Armory, but he too I believe is taking a break from armoring.
The one in the center back that looks kind of dirty is the stainless one from Greifenclau. It's just a satin finish, where-as all of the others (even the mild steel) are polished.
Troy Greiffenclau and IceFalcon.com are the only two armorers that I am aware of still making kettle helms in stainless steel in the U.S.
-Terry
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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep, 2011 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like a lot this topic Big Grin .They are rarer to see than sallets and barbutes.
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Ben Bouchard




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PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah I think there's a sort of understated elegance to them. They manage to afford a lot of protection while allowing for excellent vision and breathing. Very efficient! And surviving examples range from simple multi-piece affairs to ones that were skillfully raised from a single sheet of steel, which is really a pretty complex process!
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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Sep, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my Manning Imperial version of a French Kettle Helm from the Maceijowski Bible. Disregard the ugly sword as we didn't have any nice ones the day the photo was taken!


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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Sep, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Martin Wallgren wrote:
Here is mine, just bought it secondhand! Made by Albert Collins of Via Armorari...



I'd love one of your style kettle helms, they're mean..Via Armorari have some really great looking stuff.
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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Sep, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My chapeau de fer made by François L'Archevêque http://flarcheveque.com/#


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Tjarand Matre




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Martin Wallgren wrote:
Here is mine, just bought it secondhand! Made by Albert Collins of Via Armorari...



And I bought it again from Martin. Just had to share some of the beautiful details of this kettle hat. I feel it is slightly transgressing in to sallet-country. I need a bevor now ...



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Rivets, hand ...riveted.

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Inside of helmet, hand hammered.

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This means ... war.
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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Oct, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice one, Tjarand... Now you have to start doing huskarl, so we can authenticate it some more... Wink

Since we are a high medevial infantry group, we are natural fans of kettlehats...



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A view of my Best Armour kettlehatt, which has served me faithfully for many years.

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
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David Teague




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Oct, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From about 6-8 years ago.


This you shall know, that all things have length and measure.

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Adam Figielski




Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Dec, 2011 1:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my Kettle Helm from the Maciejowski Bible.
It was made by Maximilian Bertet.



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