TOURNAMENT HELMw/ BRASS VISORAA2201BY ART GLADIUS The Art Gladius AA2201 Helm features floral designs and scrollwork in relief found on the helmet crown and neck gorget. The 18 gauge Toledo Steel is complemented with a brass visor. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted and historically accurate, using materials similar to the original historical pieces. Iron and steel are hand molded and engraved to replicate patterns of the period. This 16th Century replica is fully articulated and full size, thus can be worn. If to be worn may we suggest festive environments, where your shimmering pageantry will impress the fairest of maidens or power of Royalty - rather than banging it up on some battlefield with a raging old bloat. Each piece is finished with an "old patina" and rust protected. The Art Gladius AA2201 Helmet stands 16" tall and about 8 inches wide. It and comes with two colored ostrich plumes and steel stand and displays beautifully on a desk or table. (Be sure to click on the image above to see greater detail of this beautiful display)
• Overall Height: 16" • Fully Articulated
• Material: 18 Gauge Steel • Weight: approx 4 lbs 8oz • Equipped with Steel display stand • Includes two colored ostrich plumes
These pieces of medieval-style armour make perfect accents for a themed den or office decor, and have even been used in ceremony and given as employee achievement awards.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR
Every knight needed one set of armour for tournament and one for warfare. Each cost a fortune. Suits of armour had to be made to measure. There were over one hundred and fifty parts, such as gauntlets, breastplates, thigh plates, helmets, and from top to toe, each had to fit perfectly. Protecting oneself in battle has always been a concern for any soldier, and medieval knights were no exception. In fact, it was their protective armor that helped define them as a military unit and social class as armoring oneself during the Middle Ages was a great expense that only the wealthy could afford. Today, the Medieval Knight's Armour and Medieval Swords are both exceptionable symbols of Historic and Noble times, and are often adapted to make beautiful focal pieces to many interior decors.