Medieval Glossary

Chapel de fer

The French name for a kettle hat, which is a metal helmet with a wide brim. Literally this means "iron helmet."

Related term(s): Kettle Hat; Cervelliere; Bascinet; Aventail; Great Bascinet; Klappvisier
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 05.01.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 36.


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