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Roman Gallic Helmet with Red Crest

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This Roman helmet is crafted in 18 ga. steel with brass trim. Features hinged cheek pieces and a removable crest. Fully wearable with padded liner.

Weight7 lbs
Gauge [18 Gauge]
TypeRoman Gallic
MaterialMild Steel
Country of OriginIndia

2 reviews for Roman Gallic Helmet with Red Crest

  1. MFP 1.

    Absolutely worth the money I ordered mine from a different site, though I usually shop here. This helmet is not only padded very well, it is lighter than the “Roman Trooper” helmet by GDFB and has the major inaccuracies corrected on this model. (Two separate eyebrows, silver instead of brass, hinged back plate, more accurate neck guard back plate, more accurate visor–still too cheaply made though–) Very comfortable and holds up to full contact with ease. The chin strap brackets broke easily as soon as I tied the strap so I just super glued the chin straps to the cheek plates and that works fine. Overall an awesome helmet that is not quite reenactor grade, but comfy, padded, and looks really good for the price.

  2. Steve (verified owner)

    I just received the “Roman Gallic Helmet with Red Crest,” and was really excited to start my collection of Roman Legion gear… When making my selection, I opted for the padded version ($135.95) versus the un-padded “Crested Roman Helmet” ($89.95) to save me the trouble of fabricating the padding myself. My purchase arrived promptly, via FedEx, which was greatly appreciated. Here is where my review starts: The helmet was packaged in a sturdy cardboard box, in a plastic bag, with plenty of packing paper material to protect it during shipping. The brass attachment fork (bracket) was wrapped in shrink wrap and the red horse hair crest were placed inside the box, protected with packing paper. Your helmet will have a light coating of oil on it, meant to prevent rust, and you will want to use a rag or paper towel to wipe it off (this is pretty standard). The craftsmanship, details, and weight of the helmet were not bad for the price point, so I was pretty happy with that aspect of my purchase. Now for my only issue with the new acquisition—the fitting. In my military experience I have always been average size for uniform and equipment fitting… My hat size is 7 1/4 to 7 3/8 based off a tape measured 23 inches. Typically a medium to large—depending on the manufacturer, to accommodate a comfortable fit with my head size and military style haircut. I had been concerned that the pictures showed a goodly amount of padding, but thought that I should be able to make it work… For an adult male, it is a pretty standard consideration. You don’t want it to feel like a five gallon bucket on your head, but it shouldn’t fit like a “Crimped on bottle cap,” either. This helmet would actually be best suited for a twelve year old, with a Small to Medium hat size (sizes 6 3/4 to a 7 —based off a 21 1/8 inches to 22 inches). If your hat size is anything over a 7, this will not fit. I don’t know if there are any other sizes available, but be aware that this particular version runs extremely small for most adults. As a suggestion to the vendor, if a sizing chart could be provided for articles of armor (like helmets), it would be much appreciated by customers that may wish to wear the article for costume or LARP activities. Overall though, I am happy with the quality of the product. This helmet will most likely become a display piece for me, and I will shop around to see if I can locate one that I can wear during our reenactment gatherings.

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