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Early 14th Century Style Sugar Loaf Helm
by Sinric
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Sugar Loaf  (c. Early 14th Century Style)

14 ga. 304 Stainless Steel with 16 ga. red brass cross.

Patterns (Click on thumbnail for full-size image)

  • Top

  • Back Plate

  • Face Plate

  • Cross

I would build this helmet in the following order:

  • Cut out the plates.
  • Finish the plate edges and corners.
  • Dish and shape the top halves.
  • Weld the top halves together.
  • Grind the weld flush on the outside and cleanup weld on the inside if needed.
  • Polish the helmet top to a medium finish. (I use 3M surface conditioning disks)
  • Shape the back plate to fit the helmet top and rivet it on.
  • Punch/Drill the breath holes on the face plate.
  • Fit the face plate to the helm and rivet it on.
  • Polish the helmet and the brass plates for the cross. (I use 3M surface conditioning disks)
  • Rivet the arms of the brass cross over the eye slots.
  • Rivet on the main part of the brass cross. Be sure to use a steel reinforcement strip under the part of the cross that goes over the eye slot (between the eyes).
  • Repolish around the cross if needed.

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