English Style Close Helm with Barred Visor - 14 Gauge

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This close helmet is typical of the European knights who jousted during the Middle ages. This helmet is typical of the types in use in the late 15th century.

This helm has a round crown with a small ridge-like crest at the top which provides additional support and deflection. The helmet also features an articulated, barred visor to increase vision and ease breathing without sacrificing too much face protection. The helmet is 14 gauge mild steel, and sports an adjustable leather lining and chin strap.

Jousting, is a martial competition between two mounted knights. Points were scored by means of a strike or break of the lance on the other knight, or by unhorsing him completely. Knights usually jousted in a best-out-of-three system.

The first recorded tournament was staged in 1066 but jousting did not gain in widespread popularity until the 14th century. It maintained its status as a popular European sport until the late 16th century.

Measurements:

Brow: approx. 670mm
Face Opening Width: 270 mm
Face Opening Height: 120 mm

Neck: approx. 680 mm
Crest: 10 mm
Total Height: 310mm

Weight: 4.5 kg


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