7th Century Wollaston Helmet

The Wollaston Helmet (aka Pioneer Helmet) was found in Northamptonshire as part of the grave goods of a wealthy young warrior. It belongs to the group of helmets called crested helmets due to the small iron boar crest on the top. It is possible that the boar crest is an invocation of protection from old gods, however it does also make a nifty carrying handle and lets face it who doesn't love a piggy?


All of my helmets are custom fitted so when ordering a helmet I would need to get some measurements off you in any padding you might plan to wear underneath the helmet. Once I have received an order I will contact you to get the necessary measurements:

Head Circumferance
Width of head (ear to ear) using calipers
Length of head (front to back) using calipers


If you don't have an arming cap already I can provide padded caps for an additional £25. I do not make the caps myself but a fellow craftsperson makes them by hand.


You can also add a maille aventail for an additional £100. The aventail is made from 9mm diameter alternating flat and round rings.

7th Century Wollaston Helmet