Helmet – how to choose size

Who would look on this topic this way? Mostly we talk about helmet model, steel type. But we never started the topic about size of the helmet.

Thanks to a great conversation with Travis Wilding and few of our customers we would like to start a small talk about what size of the helmet we should order. There are several views provided by fighters to this which we would like to present you.


Point, region and fighting style will impact the design outcome of helmet we want to order. It’s a good stepping stone in understanding the sport on the global scale. Comparing experience of several fighters from different countries – style of fighting in region we fight will be the MAIN point in choosing size of the helmet and form of padding.

Standard add to the circuit for the padding is 12cm.

Fighters which fight in regions with more aggressive style, heavier fighters and more polearms will choose even 16/17cm extra circuit sized helmets to add there foam, impaction gel, extra cotton padding or rugby padding.


Point, category we fight in will give as a base to choose the size as well:

  • Duels, profights (sword/axe, shield) – +12cm
  • Duels longsword, polearms, profights (polearms), buhurts standard – +14cm
  • Heavy buhurts +14/16cm


Several of our customers provided us some very custom shapes and sizes of helmets depending of the head anatomy and neck length.

  • Fighters which wider jaws mostly order helmets with bigger size than standard to avoid chin hits, and side jaw injuries (top regulated hood recommended)
  • Fighters with smaller head circuit choose helmets with standard padding but with longer doom
  • Fighters with round faces and short necks choose heavy padding size
  • Fighters with long necks choose helmets with medium padding size


Now its a lesson for us to make wider research for what our customer need the helmet and where he fights to provide wider range of options. Thanks to this we will avoid:

  • To small helmets
  • To short helmets
  • To flat helmets (close to the face)
  • Helmets which move on the head


We have several forms of helmet liners and extra options to avoid extra impact. We would like to list few of them:

Standard form of finish wont always be the best way (the form how the producer finish the helmet even after consultation with the customer). Every fighter have individual hallmarks which sometimes will cause of custom repadding of the helmet we recieved as battle ready.

Remember every ARMOR need to be CUSTOMIZES under our needs. Anatomy, how you fight, what weapon do you use and what is your role on the battlefield.

Hope to start a good conversation on this topic!

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