This Byzantine/Transitional style helm gives superb facial protection and crucially it allows a good circulation of air - indeed, I would say that the breathability it affords is as good as an open-faced helmet. The face plate itself extends to below the chin and is perforated with 42 holes which are framed by ornate bronze studs. The ears are protected with two hinged metal plates, and there's even a plate protecting the back of neck. The helmet's bullet shape is inherently strong and deflective. In short: a recommended fighting helmet! With a 75cm outer circumference it's a generous size, so if you take an average hat size, you will be able to wear this with an interior arming cap.
Thrand and Eldgrim review the three helms received and discuss...
Transitional Helm Tested Against Axe and Sword!
Thrand and Eldgrim review the three helms received and discuss the history of them and decide which to test out on an analog ballistic gel head! They decide the Transitional helm with out a surviving historical counter part encompasses all the ideas used up to the mighty great helms like the sugars loaf progressing from the early Norman and Viking style conical and spangenhelm styles with ocular and nasals. The helms being the same gauge and made in same fashion other than flexible cheek/ear plates, full face visor and back plate made the Transitional helm the prime choice for testing of all those features to see how well they can protect the warriors head from harm? So sit back grab an ale or mead wile Thrand takes up the bearded axe and Viking Sword against the Transitional Helm to see how much the helm can take on the field of battle!
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