EUROPEAN CLOSE HELMET35-13MADE IN INDIA This european knight close helmet features a unique look. Fully articulated, the large movable visor closes up and down, and the front and back plates are hinged allowing it to be worn and secured. The series of traceries cut in to each cheek are useful to improve the air flow inside the helm. This Medieval Knights Helm is a full size replica which can be worn and proudly displayed when not in use. Highly authentic in design and construction, this full sized wearable collector's piece measures 15 inches in height, 11 inches across and weighs approx 4.75 lbs. Constructed of heavy 18 gauge carbon steel, this European Knight Helm is shipped to you pre-oiled for protection. Perfect for theatre, film, LARP or Medieval reenatment events.
Note: Minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural characteristic of genuine hand made steel armour.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR
The close helmet was developed from the later versions of the sallet and the superficially similar armet in the late 15th century. The close helmet was used on the field of battle, but was also popular for use in tournaments. Wealthy men often owned "garnitures", which were armours with interchangeable parts to suit heavy or light field use, and the many different forms of tournament combat. Garnitures would usually include elements for reinforcing the left side of the helmet for use in jousting. Such reinforicing pieces were called "double pieces" or "pieces of advantage"