Japanese Namban Helmet

  • Medieval Asia
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

In addition to the previously discussed Kabuto and Jingasa Helmets, another form of Feudal Japanese protective headgear was The Namban Helmet. Seen around the 12th and early 13th Centuries, this early form of protective gear was used primarily by Ashigaru Troops (front line, basic Infantry). Made of hammered Bronze (and later Iron), the top portion was a one-piece component – which resembled very much the “modern” WWI Helmets (Brodie and Adrian-types). A moderate sized “brim” encircled the entirety of the helmet proper. Attached to the inside of the helmet was a leather and plate Cowl, which was intended to over the neck (and it's sides).