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The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat

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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: GreyGoo
This thread is now complete.....



Whatsamatta? Somebody steal your sweet roll?




posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: Silcone Synapse

originally posted by: eisegesis
Anyone with a fetish for war?



Isn't that an early Bear protection suit?
I think I have seen it before,described as such.

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Correct.


Siberian spiked armour


This is Siberian bear baiting, or perhaps bear hunting, armour. The former is more likely because running around in this leather suit would be awkward at most.



The armour in three parts; a leather jacket, trousers and an iron helmet. The spikes are 1-inch nails, about 3/4s of an inch apart. The nails are held in place by a second layer of leather lining which is quilted into place between the nails.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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a fabulous collection of armorial gems. thank you



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: eisegesis

Awesome thread S&F you did a great job of compiling those.

I wonder have you run across any like this.


I am fairly sure this is someone creation from present day but just imagine if those were on the battle field. Shivers....


Nice...

I like this one !



to bad it wasn't a real medieval Helmet


Tho this One is a Face Helmet a 7th Century Anglo Saxon Helmet




The parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. Based on a Roman parade-helmet design (of a general class known as spangenhelm), it has decorations like those found in contemporary Swedish helmets found at Old Uppsala (Collection of the British Museum)


en.academic.ru...





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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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I still love the samuari armour one day I will own one of these

Samurai armour replicas
that and storm trooper armour lol !

on the subject of medieval combat have any of you seen this before


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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: Silcone Synapse

originally posted by: eisegesis
Anyone with a fetish for war?





Isn't that an early Bear protection suit?
I think I have seen it before,described as such.

?





WOW

Cant Resist !

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Japanese conch-shell helmet, 16th century
www.flickr.com...


here is a Few Horned Helmet

Horned helmet
shelf3d.com...



European Bronze Age or Iron Age

Albert Von Prankh 14th Century Austria,




Austria


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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: daaskapital

That's about as close to Star Wars StormTroopers as we get. Talk about turing people into anonymous robots.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: daaskapital

That's about as close to Star Wars StormTroopers as we get. Talk about turing people into anonymous robots.


Invented in the 21st century, these helmets were worn to prevent stupid people with dumb things to say from talking. At least for a brief moment.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis
A French face-protecting expermiental helmet from the WWI, invented by Dr. Pollack, a medical officer - Based on the M15 Adrian helmet, used by the French Army during the war.





This might not mean much to the non-UK members (or even the younger UK members) but the very first thing that came to mind when I saw this picture was... 'allo 'allo



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Absolutely love it! Some of my favorite are the more simple designs. Thanks for putting these all together.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 11:17 PM
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Incredible collection of information! Very well done!



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 12:15 AM
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Favourite movie and some of the most intimidating helmets come from this era..

"Are you not entertained!!??"


[yay first post]



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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some of those really ornate helmets are seriously impressive. love the ones that incorporate animals into them.

and now for the obligatory ahhhh-nold helmets



arrrggg

and lets not forget our reptilian shape-shifting friends also need sweet helmets fashioned




posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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My favourite



And a WWI Splatter Mask (for tank drivers, when a tank got hit pieces on the inside would fly off)


a reply to: daaskapital
I had to wear this before and you cant breathe well... almost as bad as a gas mask. So much moisture gathers on the back and makes it feel weird.



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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Oh Man I love stuff like this. Thank You for uploading!



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis
My contribution and those are some interesting helmets OP


Now all we need is AI Cortana



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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The Leeds armoury, in northern England, has a good collection of armour, especially that of king Henry the eighth, and the armour his horse wore, that king was not always fat, grossly fat, when he died, and was transported up river on a barge, the day was so hot his stomach exploded!



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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Amazing thread! It was very interesting to see all of these helmets and both the thread creator and the commentators kept it fresh with a good dose of humor this forum has a great community!



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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Combining the look of these helmets with the image of a blade piercing your heart brings chills. Quite profound designs.




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