MAXIMILIAN ARMOUR HELM NW80619 Made In INDIA Characterized by the fluted visor, popularized during the reign of the Emperor Maximilian (1494~1519), this style of armet remained in vogue until the mid-16th. Century. The visor hinges up and the side plates hinge out for access. Crafted in 18 gauge steel, this hemet is pre-oiled and ready for use. The Inner diameter from front to back measures 8 inches; inside diameter from ear to ear measures 7 inches; Circumference measures 25.12 inches around and the helm stands 15 inches tall.
Please Note: Minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural characteristic of genuine hand made armour.
MAXIMILIAN ARMOUR Maximilian armour is a modern term applied to the style of early 16th century German plate armour apparently first made for the Emperor Maximilian I. The armour is characterized by armets and close helmets with bellows visors, small fan-shaped narrow and parallel fluting often covering most of the harness (but never the greaves), etching, work taken from woodcuts and sharply waisted cuirasses and squared sabatons. The armour itself was designed to imitate the pleated clothing that was considered fashionable in Europe at the time. This was a trend that was developing in 15th century Europe of creating armour that not only provided the maximum amount of protection, but was also visually pleasing. It combined the rounded Italian style of rounded armour production with the German fluted style.