Some rather unusual helms for sale (yes they are wood)
- As people out there know that I like to play with turning wood, the
reality is I'm not really good. But I do hang out with a few <b>World
Class</b> wood turners, and by World Class, I mean just that, they are
known world wide for their skills and artistry.
A few weeks ago I was visiting one, when I saw the these helms sitting
in his shop
They have be viewed at
To put some scale to them, they are between 6-1/2 and 7 (15 cm) inches
in diameter (and slightly oval) and they roughly 10-1/2 inches tall
(28 cm), plus the height of the stand. So they are smaller then a real
helm (and much smaller then a padded out helm).
Each one is made from single piece of Big Leaf Maple, and as you might
be able to tell from the photos' the wood is highly figured (uneven
grain pattern, showing color differences.)
They were made on a wood lathe, turned round, then hollowed out. The
eye-slits and breathing holes were pierced. He did all the brass work
and made the rivet heads. I say heads because the rivets do not go all
the way through the wood.
These are really art pieces and should be considered as such.
Dave did not mention a price, other then "probably under $1000, each".
If you are interested contact Dave Schweitzer at davelu-at-hctc.com
(replace the -at- with @)