Fantasy theme gave a significant push for hobbys in one way or another connected with fencing and armor developing. Of course we can not ingnore this direction. In general, if you want to collect the most realistic fantasy armor - we are at your service! Especially since our armor has a nice design and you can create the necessary image with it.

Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop mittens, elbows, knees, etc specially for this direction. Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop specially for this discipline mittens, elbows, knees, etc. This direction of fencing is based on medieval fencing books (training books) and special very flexible and light swords are used here.

In fighting stylization, we first of all provide protection and convenience. When developing such armor, we combine the existing elements and parts of the medieval armor existing separately, but in close regions and time frames.

In historical reconstruction, we try to maximally repeat the geometry of the example artifact. The difficulty is that often both the example and the artifact are located far from us. Therefore, such work requires considerable skill.

Close armet “Griffon”

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Close armet “Griffon”

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  • Area of usage:sports
  • Area of coverage:head protection
  • Region:Europe
  • Period of usage:15th cent
  • Weight:around 5500 g
  • Area of usage:sports
  • Area of coverage:head protection
  • Region:Europe
  • Period of usage:15th cent
  • Weight:around 5500 g

Closed helmet with brass plaiting on the visor.

Closed helmet with brass plaiting on the visor.

Description

The armet “Griffon” was created on the basis of the Italian sallet of the end of 15th cent. The main use of this helmet is 1 on 1 and mass fights on foot. If you want to smash faces and look nice while doing it, this helmet is for you. The amount of the holes is far from the original, but the placement is correct. In our opinion, there should be more holes, but the owner of the helmet wanted this exact look. Also, they can always be added.

You can notice that the chin of the helmet protrudes more as it does on the original. It was done on purpose, to add a bit of space between steel and the jaw. Furthermore, we found it necessary to leave the possibility to remove the helmet while the visor is closed. If the fighter feels bad, the doctors can remove the helmet even if the visor is stuck. It won’t be hard to make the visor closer to the face, you just need to specify it in your order.

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The second thing is, the helmet for buhurt fights is made with the 25-30 mm allowance for the helmet liner. The 20 mm ould be enough for the sword tournaments, but as practice shows, the good hit on the nape with a poleaxe can lead to concussion or even a smashed head.

The lower edge of the armet is prolonged to securely protect the base of the neck. The special attention goes to the back, where the body protection ends and the neck starts. The accidental hit with a poleaxe to the unprotected area can lead to serious injuries, and the spine can be opened with the head grip. Even with the chinstrap closed, the helmet can be shifted 5-6 cm. We strongly recommend wearing additional protection on the back part of the neck (hidden protection or gorget).

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The armet is a type of helmet which was developed in the 15th century. It was extensively used in Italy, France, England, the Low Countries and Spain. It was distinguished by being the first helmet of its era to completely enclose the head while being compact and light enough to move with the wearer. Its use was essentially restricted to the fully armored man-at-arms.

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