MEDIEVAL KNIGHT MINI-HELMS IR80641F/D INDIA These superb mini-helms are based on popular full sized helmets found in our Medieval Helmet Series. Despite their size, these mini-helms are crafted in much the same way as their full size counterparts. Made of 18 gauge steel these helms are polished and come with wooden stands. The Sugarloaf Helm (A) features a brass cross and nose guard on the face of the helmet with the classic eye slits and rows of traceries cut into each cheek. The maximilion (B) characterized by the fluted visor features a hinged and movable visor also equipped with its classic eye slits and rows of traceries in the face. Each miniature helmet stands only 8 inches high yet are sure to make a bold statement in any home or office decor.
Please Note: Minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural characteristic of genuine hand forged armour.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR One Knight on horseback was worth 80 men on foot. This made knights the military delete of the middle ages. They inspired our idea of chivalry courtesy and manners. Well armed they feuded, they went to war as vassals of their feudal lords, and risked their lives in tournaments to win fame and honor. Every knight needed one set of armour for tournament and one for warfare. Each cost a fortune. Suits of armour had to be made to measure. There were over one hundred and fifty parts, such as gauntlets, breastplates, thigh plates, helmets, and from top to toe, each had to fit perfectly. Protecting oneself in battle has always been a concern for any soldier, and medieval knights were no exception. In fact, it was their protective armor that helped define them as a military unit and social class as armoring oneself during the Middle Ages was a great expense that only the wealthy could afford.