ANST - Safe helms....ect...
cjw at vvm.com
Thu Aug 28 13:37:09 PDT 1997
Almar hacked into a large stone the following:
>Heilsa Brothers and Sisters
>Any of you who know me know that I have perm 14 ga metal over my eyes.
>After a few years now .....actually after the first woods battle at
>Pensic, I would never want bars on my helm again.
> A little modification to your helm and a small cost is a very small
>price to pay for "almost" fool proof safety for your eyes! If one would
>be interested, a helm my even be "upgraded" to have that safety
>permenant. For those who are concerned that this may cause a lack of
>sight, the only time I have any trouble in any way shape or form is in
>those torch light tournies where the torches are lacking. I think my
>helm looks ok, but then again it was designed for perf metal. Just my 2
Truthfully, I like Almars suggestion quite a bit and have admired his helm
for some time... very safe design and I think the perforated metal, when
painted black does less to ruin the aesthetics of an open-faced helm than
our goofy sport grills. It also doesnt chew up a chainmail drape as bad as
the bars should you decide to use that tactic to improve the historical look
of your equipment- a technique I wish more spangenhelm owners would use, I
Ooooor..... although less economical, you could go to a closed-faced helm-
an armet, great heaume, pig-faced bascinet... heck, go all the way and get a
nice german sallet! What could be better than that? A safe, tres-chic,
period helm from the same folks who brought you the Messerschmidt and the
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