This helmet is crafted from brass; the hinged cheek pieces can be closed with a simple pin. The interior of the helm is blackened.

Though this looks like a Roman cavalry helmet, it appears to be the case that the Von Gravert helm was both a Roman infantry and cavalry helmet in the late 2nd and 3rd century and worn by Legionaries and Auxiliaries alike. The helmet provides quite an extensive amount of protection without hindering the eyes or ears of the warrior within. The large hinged cheekplates give extensive protection to the face and the large brow ridge make it difficult for downward blows to strike the face. The back of the helm flares out to give excellent protection for the neck. The helm is structurally strengthened by its four connecting ridges across the top of the helm.