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What You Need to Know About Medieval Armor

Author: Armor Venue
by Armor Venue
Posted: Jan 30, 2017

When you are looking for the right type of armor for your collection, it is a good idea to research a bit about the history behind the pieces. For example, a Medieval knight helmet could mean several different types including a nasal helmet and a great helm, depending on the period and location. Some pieces of armor are worn with specific layers underneath and some are not. Depending on your use for your armor, you may wish to do a lot of research or a very little before purchasing your set. You can learn a bit about the history of this armor as well as which pieces you will want to have for your needs to help you make a better-informed decision.


A Medieval suit of armor has both a definite place in history and a rather vague one. The Medieval time period stretched from the fifth century to the fifteenth century and saw many conflicts where armor was used and improved upon. This means that the state-of-the-art armor of the fifth century and that of the fifteenth century are vastly different. One of the earliest helmets, for example, was the nasal helmet. This metal cone fit on the head with a flat piece of metal hanging down to cover the nose. One of the later helmets in the Medieval period was the closed helmet which covered down to the neck and had a face plate which could be opened to breath and see between fights.


Some Medieval knight helmet manufacturers and vendors will have everything that you need to build your armor from the helmet to the greaves with a good reputation of solid work. These are the ones who you want to buy from because you can find a matching armor set and be confident in the quality of the pieces. You can determine the reputation of a company by getting recommendations, by reading testimonials and by looking them up on third-party review sites. Some vendors will sell more than just armor and can hook you up with the novelties that you want such as dining ware, books and toys.


Medieval helmets are just one type of armor pieces that you will need to have the full set. You will also need breastplates, arm and leg protection and sometimes even chainmail pieces to go underneath. You can find a breakdown of all the pieces you need online, usually through the vendor website, or you can purchase a full set. Depending on your purposes and space, you can even buy display pieces and stands to help you display your armor.

You can purchase a Medieval knight helmet to go with your other armor pieces or to display all on its own. By knowing a bit about the different types of armor used during the Medieval period, it is easier to ensure that your helmet is from the same century as your breastplate. You can even choose between vendors to find the selection you are looking for and a reputation you trust. One of the benefits of researching vendors is finding all that you need in the same shop.
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John Trinh has been writing for 10+ years. He first delved into the world of writing when he wrote his first article for his university's paper.

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