Need help for a helmet identification
hello everyone here in myArmoury,

i am totally irrelevant with armors and i wanted your help for a helmet identification. I acquired from my grandfather a strange helmet that i always thought that it must be an ottoman period helmet but never searched for more information about it. Can anyone please help me with its identification? i also would like to know how i can clean the rust from it and its value. The helmet logically is from Greece, i didn't have the chance to ask my grandfather about it, he died two years ago.

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Hi Nikolas, what you have here is a 19th or early 20th century Indo - Persian khula khud helmet. This type of late khula khud was made both for the tourist trade and for use in " romance plays ". Romance plays are roughly plays telling stories of muslim heros through history.
The major sign of this kind of helmet is the non-operative nasal - it is riveted and its upper part is way too long. Anyway, this helmet can still be a nice show piece but it needs a lot of work.
Thank you my friends for your informations, as i can understand it doesn't have much value. Can you tell me how am i going to move the rust from it?
You could use a wire wheel chucked in a cordless drill initially to get the surface rust off (wear a mask!), then use finer grit sandpaper flap wheels to take the metal down below the corrosion as best as you can. And a belt grinder will save you a lot of time with this if you have access to one.

This will be a good project for you, you should have some fun with it.
The easiest/cheapest way to clean/polish it would be to use relatively fine sandpaper.
WIth some time and effort, you could get it fairly shiny.
I have no words to say, thank you all for your very useful info, i am sure i will spend a lot of time cleaning the helmet:-)

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