The air cuts through your armour, chilling you down to your bones. Tonight there is rumor that the Wild Hunt rides, and while you know the superstitions and seem an unlikely challenger to the fae–you stand true to your post.
As a guard, you are dressed in uniform. From your Guardsman Helmet to your clearly marked tabard, it is your duty to stay and fight whatever may come…no matter the number or skill of your enemy.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Dark Guardsman Helmet is a steel helmet inspired by German sallet helmets of the 15th century. The Guardsman Helmet’s brim is broad and steeply sloped in order to protect the head and face from weapons. Two eye holes in the brim allow for protected vision. Wear this helmet with a bevor for additional neck and face protection.
Secure the Guardsman Helmet by tightening the leather strap beneath the chin, keeping the helmet in place. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in Polished Steel and Epic Dark.
- Similar in shape to a German sallet or an infantry Kettle Hat
- Provided the added benefit of protecting the eyes from sunlight
- Design was eventually replaced with the close helm and burgonet
- 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
- Epic Armoury Dark oxidization resistant coating
Epic Armoury Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but 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.