This sugarloaf helm is based on late 13th C depictions. It is forged entirely from steel and its decorative reinforcements are “gilded” with brass leaf.
A heavy steel staple at the helm’s apex is used for attaching a heraldic crest. The crest shown is carved from light, clear pine and is fitted with a metal socket, so that it will not loosen over time. The crest shown was gessoed, painted and gilded to match the owner’s heraldry.