NK - greeves
shohnr at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 1 16:57:19 PDT 2000
Just FYI, Baulsac, my helm is a sugarloaf, although it's swept back a little
more than the classic shape. Maybe someday you'll be at fighter practice
and can get a better look at it.
>From: Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner <the_burg at busprod.com>
>Reply-To: Northkeep at ansteorra.org
>To: Northkeep at ansteorra.org
>Subject: Re: NK - greeves
>Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 21:56:03 -0500
>Frederick Addington wrote:
> > arent spangleheims those hemets that have a point at
> > the top of them no way those are like not kool.
>Spangenhelms are typically norse, saxon, or Norman. They can be pointed
>or rounded across the top. Thorgrim's is a rounded spangen. Angus
>wears a classic spangen, and I wear a Norman "Bullet". And, sorry, but
>they are _very_ cool. That little bit of slope is great for turning
>what would be marginal shots into completely glancing blows.
> > my
> > helm is going to look like wiggens or viggens or
> > whatever. not pointy like edmunds.
>Viggens helm is a bascinet or barbutte. Depending on pattern, it could
>be extremely early period (Greek) or fairly late period
>(Italian/French). If you are going to get a Barbutte. The best way to
>pad it for your head is to put webbing straps across the inside of the
>helm. Alot like army helmets. Just ask Gest. He's got one of the
>finest I've ever seen. heh heh heh. Or heard for that matter.
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