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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My new Gjermundbu style helmet:





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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Tue 28 Feb, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My sports equipment conversion.

This is a conversion of a Windrose MTO Norman Conical http://www.windrosearmoury.com/zc/index.php?m...ducts_id=1 SCA heavy combat helmet into something that is SCA Cut & Thrust legal although over kill for that form. It is also something I can wear when I do free play with either steel longsword or arming sword simulators. It is oil blackened.

Note: always wear shirt when taking picture of shiny metal object.



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in construction side view no visor

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F Hynd




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PostPosted: Wed 29 Feb, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My GDFB ocular kettle helm. Freshly blacked for the coming season.


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Foong Chen Hong




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PostPosted: Sat 18 May, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello y'all, I know there haven't being posting in this thread for awhile. But I wish to share what I have here.

I just recently got this non historical accurate great helm

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It look great on my Templar crusader costume

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Matthew Harrington




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Gjermundbu by Jeff at Royal Oak Armoury!


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PostPosted: Tue 21 May, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote





Heres my new Dargen Great helm made by Jeffrey Hildebrandt of Royal Oak Armory. It only looks big on me because I dont have everything else on, plus I had it made to fit over a coif and arming cap so it's a bit larger than normal. It is the exact great helm I wanted, needless to say it's my current favorite helm I own now and will happily get another by him someday. It looks rather ominous and intimidating which is exactly what I wanted.
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Matthew Harrington




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PostPosted: Tue 21 May, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

S. Sebok wrote:

Heres my new Dargen Great helm made by Jeffrey Hildebrandt of Royal Oak Armory. It only looks big on me because I dont have everything else on, plus I had it made to fit over a coif and arming cap so it's a bit larger than normal. It is the exact great helm I wanted, needless to say it's my current favorite helm I own now and will happily get another by him someday. It looks rather ominous and intimidating which is exactly what I wanted.


I agree. My Gjermundbu by Jeff is outstanding. When I want a spangenhelm I'm for sure going with him.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 May, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not so glamorous as many in this thread, but here's one I own and one I used to own.




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PostPosted: Tue 21 May, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've always loved that Scottish Bourgeonet (sp?), Chad. Great piece. Big Grin ............McM
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PostPosted: Tue 21 May, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some photos of a Raised Norman Helm done for me by Royal Oak Armoury





A close up of the nasal hook construction


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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 5:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
I've always loved that Scottish Bourgeonet (sp?), Chad. Great piece. Big Grin ............McM


I think it's burgonet. It was a decent Windlass piece. No lining or suspension, but nice to look at.

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F Hynd




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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

my sallet with my tournament colours





sorry for the sligthy fuzzy images
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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin and Mr. Hnyd: These are both very nice helmets!
I do like the nasal on the norman helm and the colors of the sallet very much!

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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The nasal helm is super fine. I also really like that sallet--who made it?
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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mr Hynd, that Sallet looks really sharp with the painted visor!

Here's my late 14th century bascinet:


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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love the looks of the articulated plate on you 'tail' , Mr. Hynde. The paintjob is awesome. Big Grin ..........McM
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PostPosted: Wed 22 May, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian,

Who is the maker of your drop-dead beautiful bascinet? I'm feeling full-on bascinet envy.

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Bryan Heff




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PostPosted: Thu 23 May, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Concerning these "pig faced" or hounskull helmets. Any idea how or why they developed such a pronounced visor shape? Did it serve any practical purpose having that long pointed visor?
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PostPosted: Thu 23 May, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bryan, in short: better breathing, better view and no smashed in teeth if you got unlucky...
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PostPosted: Thu 23 May, 2013 6:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@ Brian

Well, as far as I know, they are quite fashionable for the time. Oval/rounded shapes and gothic arch elements (like in architecture) are very distinct for the period. But of course the protectional qualities of the helmets are the most important factor. The pointed visor provides a steeper surface for arrows or thrusts to glance off. It is more durable then a flat piece of metal as you can see with the development of great helms as well. After all. there is the same tendency with the skull piece as it draws backwards more and more and gets pointier over time. The houdskull visor also allowed more breathing holes to be driven into the facepiece for better ventilation. So you see, there are only some very obvious examples of the success of this type of helmet. As I am short on time now, you can launch a new thread or go to the bascinet feature for more inforation.

@ Thomas

In short terms you are right, in long terms, I would only go with better vision if we look at the great helms who had no visor which could be raised in combat. Sight could be very limited in visored bascinets as well because the eye-slits were mostly very narrow due to better protection. In contrast to more flatly shaped visors, they do not provide any better vision in general. You can argue that there is better sight through the breathing holes as well but they were primarily for breathing technical purposes of course.
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