Culture and Histoy lovers of no matter what age, are ware of the importance of helmets as one of the most precious items. Because though them we can see the idiosyncrasy of every civilization and the bravery of their warriors.
Period helmets are the living image of dothe art, the progress and the habits of several civilizations. Who doesn´t get surprised at seeing the beauty of greek helmet, a roman helmet, a viking helmet, a japonese helmet, a medieval helment or a spanish conqueror helmet?
According to historians, we know that clasical spanish conquerors helmets have a metal crest which besides of protecting it was conceived to dissuade the enemy, because it made look the soldier taller and stronger than he really was.
Warriors from Greece, Sparta and Corinth wore helmets with spectaculars plumes and characteristics waves.
Samurai Warriors Helmets were known by its classical visor placed in the front part. In the superior part they had iron teeth to hold the pheasant feathers.
And what about the huge range of medieval helmets models? Like the pigface bascinet, the spangen helmet, the morion, the barbuta, the kettle helm…
Roman helmets have a beautiful and smart design which function was to protect to the warrior during the battle. On the helmet (cassis) we could see a crest (crista) which crossed the head in a longitudinally and laterally way.
Famous vikings helmets, in fact, didn´t have horns. Vikings and Normands were fearsome, strong and skilled warriors and for tactical reasons having horns in their helmets would have supposed a weakness to exploit for their enemies.
Brave templar warriors helmets with their famous front crosses are recognizable everywhere, it shows a strong discipline in the militar aspect and religious side as crhistian monks.