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Author:  Meekumslr [ Sun May 20, 2018 15:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Hello all,
I picked a Brodie up recently, more for novelty value really.
It has a steel reinforcing ‘cross’ riveted on and I wondered if this had an actual role or has someone added it (why, I don’t know).
Inside the rim is stamped WD with arrow.
Any ideas? (Please see pics).

Many thanks, Neil.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun May 20, 2018 15:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Could this be a 'mod' by someone who has perhaps used it for medieval, whatever, re-enactment .. ??

Author:  Meekumslr [ Sun May 20, 2018 15:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Possibly..... a lot of time and work has been given to it.
I just thought it was an odd item.
Also, there is no rim date, just WD and a number 9 or 6.

Author:  LookDuckandVanish [ Sun May 20, 2018 16:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Correspondent wrote:
Could this be a 'mod' by someone who has perhaps used it for medieval, whatever, re-enactment .. ??


You could be right, it looks like a Reinforced Kettle Helmet.

An example of what is commercially available:-

https://www.theknightshop.com/medieval-reinforced-kettle-hat-helmet

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun May 20, 2018 16:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Yes Guy .. that's what came to mind ... sadly the original markings are perhaps meaningless now, I doubt very much if this could be restored ??

Author:  Meekumslr [ Sun May 20, 2018 17:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Thanks chaps,
I was pretty sure it was modified but you can never be sure.
Many thanks.

Author:  Andrei Kozlov [ Mon May 21, 2018 12:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Strange unusual Brodie helmet

Something worth mentioning.... both the British Brodie and the German Stahlhelm when they were created in WW1 weren't just designs based on function... both drew on military tradition for their shapes. The Brodie has the look of the helmet worn by English medieval armies, the German the same idea (but obviously different).

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