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Augusto Boer Bront
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Open Klappvisor         Reply with quote

What do you use to leave open your klappvisor?
Possibly with pics, thanks.

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Sam Gordon Campbell




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I believe some use a sort of leather strap that goes around the helmet to keep it both open and closed, whilst I'm sure others just have a very good visor hinge that allows it to smoothly open and close, and if your helmet slopes enough maybe gravity and geometry will do the work for you.
However I do think that trying to 'keep' a visor open is rather difficult without a modern modification, as often you see in iconography people holding their visor open, or simply removing their helm entirely.

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Kel Rekuta




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The hinge is the key element. Too many modern repros have hinges cut like modern door hinge plates - parallel edges in the gap. If your smith files it with a tiny bevel from outside to inside on each plate, lifting the visor will fix it in place somewhat. A minor step - like a "Z" in each plate, mirroring one another - allows it to stay a bit easier. That is tricky stuff from clockwork and frankly, not seen on period examples. Mine fits by friction and drops into place with a quick nod. I would - absolutely NOT trust it to keep the visor down in close play with thrusts. I usually have the visor strapped down for anything other than demos.

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