A Cavalry Favorite
Epic Armoury’s Polished Steel Burgonet is a protective helmet with a visor based on the historical helmet used in the 16th century by cavalry units. The visor is reinforced and shaped to fit comfortably around the face without constricting vision, framing a face protected by extended cheek guards. A crest runs along the top of the helmet from front to rear, acting as a deflector against strikes, while a curved neck-plate protects the back of the neck. When you require a little extra protection, this Burgonet is fashioned with a riveted metal bar–keeping the separately available Burgonet Faceplate in place.
Secure the Burgonet helmet by tightening the leather strap beneath the chin, keeping the helmet in place. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel, top-grain vegetable-tanned leather straps, and steel buckles this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Inspired by Medieval Armour
- Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
- The Burgonet was the successor of the Sallet helmet
- Burgonets were typically cheaper than closed-type helmets, and were lighter to wear
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.