Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Just In - Medieval Helmets

The oldest known use of helmets was by Assyrian soldiers in 900BC who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to protect the head from blunt objects, flying arrows and sword blows during combat.
The word derives from 'helm', a Medieval word for 'combat protective head gear'. The Medieval helm covered the whole head and was often accompanied by chain mail to protect the throat and neck.

Helmets have developed over the course of history and most early styles had military uses although some were used for ceremonial purposes too. The most important styles were the Corinthian Helmet and the Roman Galea. During the Middle Ages, many different military helmets and some ceremonial styles developed using different metals. In the 19th Century other materials such as leather, pith
and felt were incorporated - namely the leather pickelhaube.

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