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This Roman Centurion Helmet is from the 100 B.C. to 300 A.D. The main officers of the Imperial Roman guard were the Centurions, each in charge of 100 men, hence the name "century". These Centurion Generals wore adorned plumed helms that could be easily seen in battle. This full size historical hand crafted helm is in every way as glorious as the originals with its full crest and brass accents. This Imperial Gaelic-Type helmet was the choice of officers who led the mighty Roman armies. The flamboyant crest actually served a purpose for the conspicuously practical Romans; it made the officer more visible to his men while offering the illusion of height that helped him appear more commanding. At different time periods of its use, the color of the plume signified different things. During some periods the color specified the officers rank, and at other times it designated units.The colors could be red, white, black, brown, reddish brown and others, as well as two or more colors mixed. At times the plume would run from front to back, and at other times it would be mounted crossways. This Roman Centurion Helmet features a red horse hair plume and is hand made of high carbon steel. The Roman Centurion Helmet is fully wearable.
This rugged, polished, 16 gauge, carbon steel replica of the classic Roman Centurion helmet offers solid construction. This is an authentic and high quality replica of the head-armour worn by thousands of Roman troops fighting to extend the Roman Empire during the days of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.
Military helmets date from ancient times. Their basic function was to protect the head, face, and sometimes the neck from projectiles and the cutting blows of swords, spears, arrows, and other weapons.
Helmets, armor, and some swords will often come coated in oil when you receive them. The oil helps to prevent rust and tarnishing while shipping the item. This is a good way to protect item when not in use, but you don't want to get oil all over you when you are using it.
How to clean off the oil
The best way to remove this oil is using lacquer thinner to clean it off then letting it air dry. You can then test it with a cotton cloth to see if you've gotten off all of the oil. You are now ready to use your item!
Storing your item
Since helmets, armor, and swords that are not made from stainless steel are prone to rust, it is recommend that you re-coat the item if you are going to store it for any extended amount of time. A coat of WD-40 should work well. There are also sword oils which you can buy that work for longer because they are made to not dry out like WD-40 does after a while.