evilnailman wrote:There's quite a similar neckguard on the Sutton Hoo helmet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sutto ... RobRoy.jpg
Although the noseguard is clearly different.
Heir of Black Falcon wrote:You can find these used into the 16th, especially in Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmary, Spain and Eastern Europe. They develop into the morion and cabasset helmets of the 16th-late17th/early 18th. These two helmet types becoming two of the most common for infantry and light cavalry aside the burgonet.
They were often used for infantry as the full brim was especially good at deflecting downward blows away from the head and shoulders. As Elwurmo said though they find use elsewhere. On the Hastings effigy of 1347 one of the lords shown as weepers has one one.
I don't know, Wikipedia isn't always right. Check other sources and see what information they have.
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