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Sugar Loaf with Visor

(c. Mid 14th Century)



Finished November 8, 2014



The helmet was made from 0.091"/2.3mm 17-7ph Stainless Steel with 0.025"/0.6mm 260 brass for the cross. The helmet was heat treated to 17-7ph Stainless Steel condition TH1100, which has a Rc35-37 hardness. The brass is 0.040"/1.0mm 260 "Cartridge" brass.


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Finished April 15, 2014



The top was made from 0.125"/3.2mm 4130 alloy steel, the bottom and visor were made from 0.100"/2.54mm 4130 alloy steel. The helmet was heat treated to a Rc43 hardness. The brass is 0.040"/1.0mm 260 "Cartridge" brass.


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Latest Patterns




CAD DXF file of the pattern for the ACL/IMCF/HMB/BotN version of this Visored Sugarloaf Helm. You can use this file to machine cut the metal plates.

visored_sugarloaf_top_L.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_bottom_L.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_cross.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_aventail_shell_L.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_aventail_scale.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_chin_strap.dxf
visored_sugarloaf_padding_L.dxf






Documentation


Manuscript: BNF Francais 251 Histoire Ancienne Jusqua Cesar
Folio: 250v
Dating: 1325-1350
From: Paris, France
Holding Institution: Bibliotheque Nationale
URL: BNF Francais 251 Histoire Ancienne Jusqua Cesar (Folio: 250v)

Manuscript: BNF Francais 251 Histoire Ancienne Jusqua Cesar
Folio: 294v
Dating: 1325-1350
From: Paris, France
Holding Institution: Bibliotheque Nationale
URL: BNF Francais 251 Histoire Ancienne Jusqua Cesar (Folio: 294v)

Manuscript: BNF Francais 241 Legenda Aurea
Folio: 244v
Dating: 1348
From: Paris, France
Holding Institution: Bibliotheque Nationale
URL: BNF Francais 241 Legenda Aurea (Folio: 244v)

Manuscript: BL Royal 16 G VI Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Folio: 347
Dating: 1332-1350
From: Paris, France
Holding Institution: British Library
URL: BL Royal 16 G VI Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (Folio: 347)

Manuscript: BL Royal 16 G VI Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Folio: 340
Dating: 1332-1350
From: Paris, France
Holding Institution: British Library
URL: BL Royal 16 G VI Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (Folio: 340)

Manuscript: Beinecke MS.227 Arthurian Romance
Folio: 284v
Dating: 1357
From: France (exact location unknown)
Holding Institution: Yale University
URL: Beinecke MS.227 Arthurian Romance (Folio: 284v)

Manuscript: BNF Nouvelle acquisition francaise 5243 Guiron le Courtois
Folio: 87r
Dating: 1370-1380
From: Milan, Italy
Holding Institution: Bibliotheque Nationale
URL: BNF Nouvelle acquisition francaise 5243 Guiron le Courtois (Folio: 87r)

Manuscript: BNF Francais 343 Queste del Saint Graal / Tristan de Leonois
Folio: 56v
Dating: 1380-1385
From: Milan, Italy
Holding Institution: Bibliotheque Nationale
URL: BNF Francais 343 Queste del Saint Graal / Tristan de Leonois (Folio: 56v)

        The following examples of visored sugarloaf helms (or early multi-section constructed bascinets) can be found in Arms & Armour of the Crusading era 1050-1350 by David Nicolle.

Page 400 fig. 220a  Manuscript, England early 14th century
(British Library, Ms. Roy. 16.G.VI, f.172, London, England)

Page 400 fig. 221    "The Luttrell Psalter" East Anglia (England) 1340c.
(British Library, Ms. Add.42130, London, England)

Page 401 fig. 223b  "Treatise of Walter de Milemete" London, c.1326
(British Library, Ms. Yates Thompson 14, f.7, London, England)

Page 452 fig. 537c  "Mordred beseiges London",Roman de Saint Graal, Flanders, early 14th century
(British Library, Ms.Add.10292, f.81b, London, England)






Older Work



Finished Dec. 27, 2013



Made from 0.083" 1050 Carbon Steel and Heat Treated to a Rc43 hardness
(Quenched at 1600F/871C, Tempered at 650F/343C for 30 minutes).

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Finished Nov. 1999



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