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Corinthian - Greek Helmet -9th Century - 18 Gauge

Product Code: PT1019
Brand: Bladecraft
£75.00
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This is an excellent reproduction of a Corinthian Plumed Top Helmet. It is made of hand-forged A-36 18 gauge mild steel. This metallurgical composition provides excellent resilience, durability and will polish to high sheen. This item is shipped to you pre-oiled for protection. Close attention to quality is a top priority in every piece.


We also have a helmet stand for this item as pictured which is usually £19- but if purchased with the helmet is only £15-

Specifications:

Inner Diameter Front to Back "Approx"- 9 Inches
Inner Diameter Ear to Ear "Approx"- 8 Inches
Height from Top to Bottom "Approx"- 21 Inches
Circumference is "Approx"- 26.5 Inches
Made in 18 Gauge Steel

This is an excellent item for re-enactment and would make a great addition to any collection

History
The reputation of the Corinthian - Greeks was well established. Their equipment was excellent, especially compared to that of non-Greeks. They had willpower and no fear of dying on the battlefield; to die in this way was the greatest honour a Greek could hope for. At the back of every Greek's mind, as he prepared for battle, lay the words of Greek women ...that a Greek hoplite should return home carrying his hoplon or being carried on it! When retreating, a hoplite discarded his hoplon (shield) as it was very cumbersome when attempting to run. To retreat was, for a Greek, unthinkable. Hence the loss of a shield was considered cowardice. If a Greek was killed in battle, his comrades carried his body on his hoplon back from battle for burial. Comradeship in the Greek army was extremely strong. According to Greek tradition, Lycurgus had been most particular in fostering it. The agoge (Greek system of education) had comradeship and belonging as one of its cornerstones. Young boys were drilled in packs. As a youth of 20 a Spartan male sought membership to one of the dining clubs. This syssition, as it was called, comprised some 15 members who spent considerable time with one another, even when not in training. When in battle, the syssition was the hoplite's "tent".
 
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