Enclosed Helmet

  • Armor
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By Crusader1307

This early form of the "Great Helm" protective head gear. First developed in the early 12th/13th Centuries in Western Europe. This helmet completely enclosed the head and was tubular-shaped. With no visor attached, vision was accomplished through a single eye slit that extended horizontally across the face. This was problematic during combat. Noted for it's flattened top, it had been likened to a Modern "Tin Can". Popular for a time during The Crusades, some versions had an open face. A version of this was popularized by King Richard I (England).