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Allan Stevns




Location: Denmark
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: References on a sugarloaf         Reply with quote

Hi everyone - im new here

I need help finding historical references to a type of sugarloaf helmet ive been seeing different places.
http://images.history-revisited.com/l/alias3/...helmet.jpg

Its especially the eye slids that is causing me trouble. I think they look really cool, but i just cant find any information that confirms the historical use this type, or where its from.

I hope you can help me
Best regards

Allan
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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Thu 05 Sep, 2013 1:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Historical? It dates from the mid 1970s from the SCA's Sir Polidor Haraldsson's (Brian D. Flax) Arms and Armour Handbook. Mr. Flax might have based it on a kit purchased from one "Foscahd". These eye slots are listed as "Faceplate #2": "Faceplate #1" having triangular eye slots. There were quite a few of these floating around in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Medieval "sugarloafs" never had a spangenhelm construction, and the occularia were never cut in such a fashion.

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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Thu 05 Sep, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sugarloaf is a modern term as well. They had bascinets and helms with some kettle helmets for good measure during this period largely.

That is sort of a modern take on a few different helmets.

RPM
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