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LION American Heritage Helmet with Low Profile Brass Eagle Shield Holder

$1,301.59 - $1,483.99
SKU: W-LFH4120//Mixed Availability


American Heritage Helmet with Low Profile Brass Eagle Shield Holder

The American Heritage fire helmet is a traditional-style leather firefighter helmet that combines time-honored styling and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art advancements in design, leather tanning, and composites.

The result is a low-profile leather helmet that is attractive, durable, and comfortable.

Color won't chip 
Leather offers excellent thermal protection and durability, but not all leather helmets are equal. We process our leather with the latest chromium tanning techniques. This seals the protective qualities and provides optimum heat reflection. By coloring our helmets during the tanning process, there's no paint to chip.

Fiberglass inner layer provides strength 
The American Heritage offers additional protection through our exclusive LeatherGlas molding process. This process molds the outer and inner layers of the leather shell with a fiberglass composite to deliver outstanding protection during extreme conditions. The leather is a molded one-piece construction. This is a superior to the layered process used by others.

Unique size and fit adjustment options 
Lion Helmets has engineered a complete system of adjustments into the American Heritage to provide maximum comfort and a custom fit. The patented Center of Gravity adjustment system allows you to adjust the center of gravity to your preference and keeps it there.

The ratcheting headband easily adjusts from size 5 1/2 and 9 1/2 and there are three positions for height adjustment. The American Heritage headband is also cushioned with foam and covered with sleeve leather for additional comfort. With the American Heritage, you're fighting the fire, not your helmet.

How to Fit and Adjust LION Helmets: 
Fire helmets are essential to firefighter safety. Improper fit, whether too loose or too tight, can cause fatigue, discomfort and even serious injury.

Helmet Adjustment Guide

Lion Helmets’ 9-point adjustment system provides optimum comfort and a customized fit. Straight out of the box, Lion Helmets will fit most firefighters with a simple ratchet adjustment (accommodates sizes 5.5 to 9.5). Their patented Center of Gravity™ adjustment system allows firefighters to adjust the Center of Gravity™ to their preferred balance and keeps it there.

  • Bourkes (Bourkes are not NFPA and discount an NFPA certification if installed)
  • Goggles (ESS Goggles)
  • 4" Shield
  • Bourkes & Goggles (not NFPA)
(Faceshield configurations come standard with the Low Profile Carved Eagle front holder.)

Eye Protection Combinations (Goggles with the Bourke eyeshield):
Effective 8/30/2013 Conway/Lion helmets manufactured with Goggle & Bourke combinations will no longer come with an NFPA sticker as this combination does not meet the 2013 NFPA standard.

6" Leather Fronts are sold separately.

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I purchased this helmet with great expectations, however after having it for a while I am still greatly disappointed with it. It is extremely heavy, even for a leather helmet, it's also bulky and fits very poorly.

Good quality but heavy


Awesome helmet for fire ground activity and fits well. Its a solid helmet I've had for a few years and has taken a pretty good beating. It's held together with no structural failure of the helmet. It seems to be out lasting coworkers leather helmets of different brands with similar fire exposure. A little too heavy when compared to other helmets and a lttle too bulky for MVA's or other tight spaces. Overall a good helmet. I would suggest this to someone who will use this for primarily firefighting, but not for rescue or EMS providers due to it's weight and bulky size.



I've had this helmet for about a year and its been through many fires. It's very well made and durable however the weight is almost to the point where it's ridiculous. It is a lower profile, however it seems like its very wide to make up for that. Almost like they put the helmet in a giant press and it ""fanned out"" around the brim. Ratchet system and webbing are a little cheap but durable none the less. It sits on your head okay. It could be improved but it's not terrible. Again, the biggest thing is the weight. It's served its purpose and protected me, however I'll skip buying another one.

Spend extra and get the New Yorker


Have had the helmet for 7 years. Held up well. Does'nt sit on your head the best and is heavy. Spend $50 more and get the New Yorker

Well Broken In Conway


I have seen most people put as a con: heavy. Yes it is true the helmet has some weight to it. I have had my Conway heritage traditional for atleast 5+ yrs now. As long as you properly adjust it, and do proper PT, you don't notice the weight.

Helmet Finish


Uneven finish for high dollar helmet. Maybe thats the norm, expected better.

Best Lid I've Used Yet


Previously I've used a Cairns 1010 and a Morning Pride Ben Franklin II. I prefer the Conway over both of these. It may be a bit on the heavy side, however it is very balanced which makes up for that...almost making the weight difference negligable. The suspension system is much better quality and more personalizable than the others I've used. Overall it has a more durable feel than composite traditionals. Unless I run into catastrophic problems it's the only lid I'll be wearing.

yes to conway helmets


I have wore a Paul Conway leather for the past 10 of my 18 yes of service and while they are heavy compared to composites they wear very well compared to other leathers. So much I've just ordered a new natural leather to retire my old one. Nothing really bad to say about it.

no thanks


Had two of these. Heavy. Not a leather helmet. The newer one does sit on the head better. If you have an option to with the Cairns of Phenix

new manufaturing is terrible


I have had a Paul Conway American heritage for 11 years, is still a great helmet in great shape after many many working fires. I purchased a new one 2 weeks ago as a replacement/backup and 1 fire left the cheap plastic parts warped to the point that the helmet is unwearble. I am extremely disappointed with the new construction and wouldn't but it again. buy a phenix



Not a leather. For the cost, why not get a true leather? This is a knock off helmet. Plastic with a thin leather layer on the top

No issues whatsoever.


Got this helmet as a gift upon promotion in 2006. Stood up well to years of use and abuse.


"How much does this helmet weigh?"

Between 4.5 & 5 lbs.

"in need of impact cap to replace damaged one in my conway heritage leather helmet, where can I get one????"

Below is the answer i received from Paul Conway; Can you send us a picture of what your calling the Impact Cap? Paul Conway Heritage helmet does not have an impact cap - when you look at the inside of the helmet all you see is leather. Not sure what he is referring to, I would ask for a picture.

"How much does a Conway weigh?"

between 4.5 - 5 Lbs

"How much does a Conway weigh?"

Oct 25, 2012 - Between 4.5 & 5 lbs.

"How much does this helmet weigh?"

Per Paul Conway website, helmet weighs 4lbs 14.6oz. So just shy of 5lbs.

"this helmet is fully NFPA compliant correct??"

yes this helmet is NFPA compliant, as long as you have 1 of the following for eye protection; Bourkes (Bourkes alone are not NFPA compliant for eye protection) Goggles (ESS Goggles) 4"" Shield Bourkes & Goggles

"Hmmm....in the Q&A of your ""Phenix: First Due 1500 TL-2 Traditional Leather Firefighting Helmet"" page, you answered that the Paul Conway weighs 7lbs, yet here you answered that it weighs 4-5lbs. Can anyone clarify this weight BEFORE I make a decision on purchasing this helmet? Thanks"

correct answer for the Paul Conway is 4 to 5lbs.

"I know this has some composites interlaced with the helmets leather. Will this helmet bend like a normal leather cairns helmet? Or does it keep its shape even in high heat conditions?"

This is the answer we received back from Paul Conway Helmets; I think the answer to you're question is no. See below The American Heritage is leather over a composite shell. This gives it strength in heat, as well as protection.

"I've recently acquired my helmet. It seems the previous owner used caulking to hold the ratchet and everything inside the helmet. How do I go about finding the correct adhesive, or mount so I can put this beauty in service?"

If it were my helmet I would remove the inner lining, ratchet and everything else the previous owner caulked in there and install a new system. P/N LFH 993 Conway/Lion: Ratchet Headband, Deluxe Leather, this is on our web site

"This helmet doesn't come with a shield--where can I get one? Know of any place that makes shields in a hurry near MT? We have a banquet in 3 weeks and I'd like to order this helmet for our chief as a gift. Help! Thanks, Michele"

Hi Michele, I think you need to clarified what you are calling a shield? To us when you say shield we think your talking about a face shield for eye protection. But I think you are really talking about a frontice for the helmet, telling everyone what department, and rank you are, if I'm correct you can call into call center and one of our customer service people should be able to help you, plus get it to you on time, it might cost a few extra dollars but should be doable. Any problems have them contact me in the office, (Butch) but don't delay this if you really need it right away.

"On the heritage leather, will it still be NFPA compliant if only ordering the goggles?"

Our understanding is a helmet with just the goggle system is an NFPA helmet, any helmet with a combination of Bourkes will not be NFPA, so your choices are the goggles only or a face shield.

"There are helmets currently being marketed as NFPA compliant with Bourkes. Are there plans for the Heritage to meet this standard?"

To our knowledge there are NO helmets with Bourke's eye protection that meet the NFPA 1971 Standard. Do not be confused with the Ben II Honeywell helmets with E-Z Flip Downs helmets that are NFPA, there are difference's between the Bourke's and the Honeywell E-Z Flip Downs. There are helmets that have the Bourke's and Goggles or face shields,or Defender in combination with the Bourke's that meet the NFPA standard, but with out the goggles, face shields, or defenders there is no NFPA certification

"Can the Heritage be ordered with the low profile carved Eagle?"

The only other eagle holder we know of is the; Liberty Artworks: Stamped 3-D Helmet Eagle With Built-In Brass Crown Piece You will need to order this as a separate line item if this is what you are asking about.

"Does this product last more than 10 years?"

Bryan this helmet will last as long as you want it to, will it still meet the NFPA standard that's another question. NFPA is recommending that turn out gear be replaced every 5 years now. It will come down to how many alarms the helmet will be used and if it is damaged in any way, most FD can't afford to replace the turn out gear as often as the NFPA would like them too.

"does the natural leather color meet NFPA standards?"

Lion/Conway helmet meets NFPA as long as you have the correct eye protection with the helmet.

"Hmmm....in the Q&A of your ""Phenix: First Due 1500 TL-2 Traditional Leather Firefighting Helmet"" page, you answered that the Paul Conway weighs 7lbs, yet here you answered that it weighs 4-5lbs. Can anyone clarify this weight BEFORE I make a decision on purchasing this helmet? Thanks"

I put my PC American Heritage Leather on a food scale yesterday. It weighed 4 lbs 14 oz with just bourkes. That's 78 oz. Hope that helps.

"Can this helmet be repainted a different color? Yellow to Black, Black to yellow??"

Yes. You can repaint leather helmets however make sure to do you research on how to correctly prep your helmet. The paint that you are looking for is called Matthews 1 Shot. The part numbers for the yellow and black are as follows. 1SHOT-132L (yellow) 1SHOT-199L (black).