[Ansteorra] Helm strapping

Dave W wiselaw at comcast.net
Mon Jan 11 08:45:49 PST 2010

If the helm is pivoting at all, then the padding needs to be adjusted to
take up the voids currently in place.  When padding a helm, the less the
chin strap has to do, the better off you are.  Play with the padding a bit
till the helm fits snugly without using the chin strap at all, then add the
strap as a safety measure.  If you can't get the helm to fit snugly after
adjusting the padding, you may just have to start with a better fitting
As for the padding, I usually go with a liner made out of linen laid into
the helm.  It is made of two layers of linen sewn together to form tubes,
which are then stuffed with cotton batting.  By adjusting the level of
stuffing you can shape it.  For most helms, the top will be pie shaped
wedges to fill in the top curves.
Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: ansteorra-bounces+wiselaw=comcast.net at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:ansteorra-bounces+wiselaw=comcast.net at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf
Of Chris Lucas
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 10:36 AM
To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: [Ansteorra] Helm strapping

Good morning. I have come to all of you to seek help. In the past I have
helped 8 or 9 folks strap their helm  based on a four point over under/chin
cup strapping system with sucess, a system ive used for years and still use.
However  I have run across  a guy with an odd shaped melon and it doesnt
work . We worked for nine and a half hours and it still pivots up and back
to a  piont that is illegal.  It does not pivot forwad and the forward strap
keeps the front to back sitting well, because of the shape of his head Njord
says that even his army helmet does the same thig and rides back on his
forehead .we have set it down for now and am asking for advice. We've trid
buckle straps with different tensions and lengths as well as diffrent tye
straps and all to no avail.  So if anyone has an idea or option please let
me know.

 In Service,
 Warder Kristoff Fugger von Augsburg

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