A fine and rare tournament helmet, South Germany, c. 1580
Height: c. 30 cm.
Dossier as PDF
Weight: 3750 g.
One piece skull with a high comb; bevor, upper bevor and visor; original fixing screws with hexagonal nuts and rivets for the securing of a lining, abrased
on the edge of the skull; sprung and peg at the right side of the neck to close bevor and scull, the same at the chin to attach the upper bevor, being kept
from accidentally opening by a pivoting hook; upper bevor with numerous ventilation holes on both sides, an enforcing and decorative plate riveted in the
centre; visor with lateral sight, skull and bevor with a boxed and file roped turn, designed to fit over the rim of a gorget in order to protect against
lance splinters; several old repairs of the time of usage on skull, visor and upper bevor by riveted plates and copper casts applied to small damages;
plumeholder and sprung probably later; on the right side there was once presumably a lifting peg.
Lange, Berlin, auction on October 17th, 1940: „Die Waffensammlung Blell, Zeulenroda“, lot No. 96a. It is some kind of a miracle that this helmet has
survived the Second World War and more