Lobster Helmet

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Lobster Helmet
SKU: AH6785
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Product Name:Lobster Helmet

SKU: AH6785

Features

  • Recreation a 17th Century Helmet
  • 18 Gauge Mild Steel
  • Polished Metal Finish
  • Tri-Bar Face Guard
  • Triangular Cheek Protectors
  • short visor in the front
  • round skullcap, accented with touches of embossed line shaping

Description

The Lobster-Tailed Pot Helmet was one of the few European helmets that had a distinctively Oriental origin, being derived from an Ottoman Turkish helm of similar design. It was adopted and used by much of Europe throughout the 17th century. The name lobster tail is a more contemporary name, applied by modern scholars in reference to the helms distinctive tail and neck-guard, which greatly resembles a lobsters own tail. More common names for the helm of the era were the zischagge, the horsemans pot, and the harquebusiers pot. The helmet is made entirely from 18 gauge mild steel to feature a round skullcap, accented with touches of embossed line shaping. The helmet also possesses a short visor in the front, to which is attired a tri-bar face guard, while the sides of the helmet are adorned with triangular cheek

Historical Period

17th century

Inspiration

derived from an Ottoman Turkish helm