The skull is a 2 piece bowl that I purchased. I've dished enough of my own by now that I prefer to let someone else handle the 'grunt' work so I can spend more energy on the details.
The mail drape attached to it is one of Master Knut's welded stainless aventails. So I can't take credit for it either (beyond mounting it on the helmet anyway).
The helmet is constructed from various thicknesses of mild steel ranging from 16 gage to 10 gage depending on location and application. The brass is all recycled kick plates for doors.
The pierce work was done with a jewelers saw and needle files. The engraved lines were done with a customized cold chisel.
And despite my complete lack of photographic skill, I think this is both an impressive and intimidating shot.
I use to have a Hatchface helmet, the guy that made it made it to forward heavy
this one looks likes it would be well balanced.
It's been years since I've been the SCA
Did the SCA change the sizing on the eye slotting?
Maybe it's just the photo but it looks larger then it use to be.
Ah yes, the phrygian helmet first worn by the Hellenic armies under the command of Alexander the great, then reintroduced in the Eastern Roman (byzantine) army during the nikephorian and Macedonian dynasty, and then adopted by the Latinikon: by which it was composed of italo-Norman's and franks. And some may say it is a front runner of the great helm.
Nice job, my friend, nice job.
Half of life is the courage to try.
The other half is not giving up... (or at least not goin down without a fight).
I built it to take a hit.
In fact, I built it to take lots of hits, for lots of years and years to come. Smack away.
It's probably the most ostentatious piece I've ever done.
a friend described it as "the helmet of a man who is in charge of a large number of other men."