Which is the coolest helm in history and why is it the Kettle helm?
Holy fuck, I just nailed it after all these years, I like it because it looks like a modernized version of the kettle helm.
I like this one, what ever its called.
>and why is it the Kettle helm?
because you are wrong
its the Corinthian helmet
>Which is the coolest helm in history
probably some from of sallet
Qin plate helmet from 200BC. I just love how simple and plain this was. That squre, robotic looking opening is also a plus.
Not for practical reasons, but the mask is pretty intimidating.
The war fedora is my favourite medieval helmet too.
Only marginally since you just eliminated your ability to look down. Maybe like an extra few degrees on the side, definitely worth not protecting your eyes and nose!
The advantage of the kettle helm was first and foremost totally unrestricted breathing, and then totally unrestricted vision. Vision restrictions in closed helms tend to be restrictions to your vertical field of vision; wearing a bevor with a kettle helm totally eliminates the first advantage and gets rid of most of the second.
The “face” of this magnificent helmet is one of the most instantly recognizable faces in medieval history and particularly British history. This is a ceremonial helmet that was found in the remains of a burial ship, most likely the tomb of an Anglo-Saxon king, dating from the late 6th or early 7th centuries CE. The hoard was found in the fields of Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, UK in 1939. The treasure there–which included weapons, jewelry, dishes and textiles–is not only priceless in monetary value but also in its ability to tell us about life in England of the “Dark Ages.” The helmet pictured above is the crown jewel in the Sutton Hoo hoard.
Gallic Type D is the greatest helmet ever crafted. I would ask you to prove me wrong, but it can't be done.
Technically, that's not an armet but a closed helmet.
The difference between an armet and a closed helmet is the opening mechanism. Armets are opened sideways, while closed helmets are hinged at the visor.
Pic related, an armet. However, historically, the definition hasn't been that strict, so in sources you might actually find such a helmet described as armet.
>his kettle helm doesn't even have a face plate
Bellows visor > *
There was a big find in Staffordshire of Saxon gold and other artefacts
It's on display in my city
I was giving context to my statement
Also - that helmet had rubies and shit so it's not likely to be a battlefield armour
Hey, can anyone tell me what type of helmet this is?
Cause they made helms that were better in protection (and look cooler as well)
I have doubts about the historicity of this one, but it looks cool
> Have tiny chink on your helmet so you can't see anything
> Huge metal knobs on your elbows
> Painted on yellow for "muh bling"
> Shit is held together with cloth and not leather, shit gonna fall off the moment you put it on
Yea it's anime allright
>kettle helm is not my head gear
>paint and sallet, not barbute and bascinet ok
Burgonets are indeed among the dankest helms of all time.
Thought this might interest you. Swedish boarding gun, I took the photo at the Swedish Naval museum.
>Caesar issues new patch for all gladiator classes
>tfw my armor gets completely nerfed
My personal list
Ancient: Imperial Gallic G, with the Thracian helmet coming in as a close contender
Medieval: Sallet helmets with the the seperate piece covering the jaw
Early Modern: Zischagge (like Polish Winged Hussars would use) and though they're not helmets, Napoleonic era shakos
Modern: Stahlhelm M1935
>implying that the history of arms development isn't enormously important for understanding the modern world.
If you wish to know why WWI became the complete and total fuckstory that it did, I suggest you read up on the Maxim Gun. Archaic body armor is no different but with the added bonus that some of these pieces have artistic merit on their own.
Now don't you have doors to knock on for Bernie Sanders?
everyone is right, it is definitely anime armor, but the helmet is just an overly fancy/unrealistically intricate frog mouth helmet, they were used for jousting and im not aware of any instance of them being used in actual battle, due to the fact that you cant see a fucking thing and they are were often bolted to the wearers cuirass