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Which is the coolest helm in history and why is it the Kettle helm?
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>>602146
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Vendel Period helms are beyond awesome
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Thracian Greek helmet
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>>602765
OR boeotian helmet
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Search your feelings anon.....
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>implying there's a debate
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>>602810
Best
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Big fan of the Intercisa IV type 2bh
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Personally a big fan of the "metal helmet"
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Only the cool kids can wear it.
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There's just something about the Brodie I love.
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>>602890
Holy fuck, I just nailed it after all these years, I like it because it looks like a modernized version of the kettle helm.
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Corinthian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUrkewy6bkU
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>>602883
>Sallet
My man
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>>602146

It's the kettle helm because it covers the neck and temples while still allowing for peripheral vision and hearing. The wide brim also helps deflect projectiles.
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Jousting master race coming in.
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I FUCKING LOVE MORIONS
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>>602146

I like this one, what ever its called.
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>>602765

My hetairoi
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>>603168
Good function, but look dorky as fuck.
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>>602146
>and why is it the Kettle helm?

because you are wrong

its the Corinthian helmet
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>>602146
>Which is the coolest helm in history

probably some from of sallet
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>spooky
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>>603843

This x1000
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>>603272

Didn't know Teletubbies went to war.
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Qin plate helmet from 200BC. I just love how simple and plain this was. That squre, robotic looking opening is also a plus.
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>>603879
its just the ideal helmet
asthetic and good protection, probably offers pretty good vision to (havent tried one so cant say)
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>>603913
>literally looks like a dick with eye holes in the shaft
nah
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>>602146
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Bitches don't know about my armets.
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>>603904
if you slice the string holding it together all the plates fall off
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Not for practical reasons, but the mask is pretty intimidating.
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>>604550
Helmets doesn't usually cover your hands and feet, anon.
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>>604996
Forgive me for not cropping it.
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>>604641
It's not just a single piece of string... Even this tomb version is held together by bronze wire and its not even used on the battlefield.
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>>605021
Just pulling your legs. Though now I'm wondering what a full body helmet would look like.
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>>604550
Is that legit? Were there some goofy diving battles at some point?
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>>602146
The war fedora is my favourite medieval helmet too.
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>>605030
Just looks like the old scuba diving tank, but i may be wrong.
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>>605030
It's a french prototype, never actually deployed.
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>>604533
Mate I wil fight you
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>>604533
way to show your gay levels dude

>eye holes in the shaft

literally what?
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>>602172
Like seriously, even in its own time people must have looked at this helmet and thought it looked stupid as shit.
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>>602146
>Wearing a bevor with a kettle helm

All of the disadvantages of a Salet and none of the advantages! What a score!
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>>603913
Try looking down in one.
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>>602894
That's exactly what it is, actually. The uncanny resemblance was taken from the kettle helm without doubt.
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>>605686
you have better vision tho
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>>605697
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.
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>>602578
That's purely ceremonial
We should concentrate on actual battle use helms
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>>605715

Citation needed
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>>605726
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.
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>>605726
>>605738
Living as I do in Birmingham I've been to the display of the Staffordshire hoard and talking to a curator there we got on to other stuff like that helmet
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>>602810
this + mg42
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>>605738

Saying "it was a ceremonial helmet" is not proof of it being a ceremonial helmet.

>>605749

>I live in Birmingham

Congratulations. And?
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>>604533
This is surprizingly fitting for a greek helmet.
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Why are you all so incredibly wrong about this?
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Gallic Type D is the greatest helmet ever crafted. I would ask you to prove me wrong, but it can't be done.
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>>605991
Why did they stop using it then?
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>>604634
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.
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>>606011
Another armet, in German style.
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>>602146
>his kettle helm doesn't even have a face plate
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>>602827
whats the point of the big metal fin?
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>>602883
The low visibility of a full head, just your jaw and neck are exposed.
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>>605109
What helmet is this? Looking neat
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>>602883
Can't get enough of the sallet
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Bellows visor > *
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Celtic Agen type helmets look pretty sweet.
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>>606141
Late Western Roman
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>>605763
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
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>>602146
I do love the Kettle helm, especially with crusader colors
French close helm as well
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Hey, can anyone tell me what type of helmet this is?
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>>608415
Anime
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>>605030
You probably wouldn't be able to walk in that thing.
Trying to keep your balande on that thing would be a nightmare, seeing that you can't see in front of you.
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>>608415
this is not the first time this type of helmet is posted and i cant help but imagine pepe wearing it
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>>603168
Did the Irish use morions?
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>>605999
Cause they made helms that were better in protection (and look cooler as well)
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>>602980
Looks like a Prothean
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>>608535
>>608535
The Irish would use whatever they could get their hands on, but at the time we would have been allied with Spain so Spanish arms could have been common

We were also pretty /fa/ at the time.
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>>608538
The late empire is way cooler aesthetically.
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>>604863
yes but the lion is adorable
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>>608415
>>602980
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I don't even have a picutre of it, but does anyone know the name of those long norse/saxon helmets which the chain-protection on the back of it?
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murmillo best helmet
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>>608778

Not the same, look closely.
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>>608424
>anime armor
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I have doubts about the historicity of this one, but it looks cool
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>>609268
> 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
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>>609281
He also had a pistol axe for even more anime.
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>>602894
Protip: WWI helmets were direct upgrades of their respective countries' helmets, I wish I had the pic that compares the old helmets with the newer ones.
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>>602980
>huee ehe heeh ueeh eheh
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>anything other than a painted sallet
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>>609307
>costanzas internally
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>>602980
literal pitcher-on-head-retarded
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>kettle helm is not my head gear
>paint and sallet, not barbute and bascinet ok
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M'lady *tips kettle helm*
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>>608784
It looks cool but Imagine how fucked up your vision would be.
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>>609339

I like the "Desert Storm" feel of the colours.
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>>602172
Burgonets are indeed among the dankest helms of all time.
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>>608784
It was deliberately designed to inhibit breathing of the wearer, in order to "balance" him against the other gladiator "classes". I'm not kidding, look it up.
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>>609295
owning a gunaxe is one of my life goals
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>>609089

Very much the same. Look again.
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>>609281
what on earth happened to the Iberian Peninsula?
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>>609369
bottom left: is that Satan/Vivec?
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>>609535
Thought this might interest you. Swedish boarding gun, I took the photo at the Swedish Naval museum.
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>>609767
fashion revolution
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>>609708

Look at the difference, the top is flatter than the other.
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>>609834
Artistic license, its a frog-mouthed great helm alright
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>>609861
You are correct, just looked it up, thanks.

>>609708
>>608778
Sorry
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>>609354

That's kind of the point.
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>>602146
sallet helm is the best

>>602785
>flat top
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>>609528
>be gladiator
>Caesar issues new patch for all gladiator classes
>tfw my armor gets completely nerfed
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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
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Isn't there already a board for this boyhood shit?

oh right

>>>/k/
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>>610321
>>>/lgbt/
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>>609297
Before WW1 everybody deemed helmets as bullshit because they couldn't stop a bullet.

Shrapnels and shit weren't considered I guess.
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>>609822
How many Somalian slaves did man this terrible weapon of war?
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>>602817
>what kind of protection do you want?
>just break my neck up
>say no more
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>>610321
--->rekt
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>>610321
----> >>610329 rekt
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>>610321
>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?
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>nobody has posted the hounskull yet

Shameful
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>>602578
master race helm right there folks (no joke)
>>603272
ayyyy nigga

Favorite has to be the phrygian helmet, look at that imitation of Zeus's beard, cmon now
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>>608415
Jousting/ Sallet hybrid
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>>608415
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
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>>610392
IIRC Sweden never held East African slaves, they did trade slaves in their Carribean colony though.
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>>603858
yes
that is the best shit
that mix
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>>609281
......you motherfucker
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