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In modern age, helmets are considered as strong outer covering for protecting head during exhibiting several leisure activities. They are utilized in numerous breathtaking adventurous sports to countless occupations. From rock cycling, horse riding, two wheelers driving to construction sites people has found many uses of helmets in modern scenario. However during medieval age helmets were used with sole purpose of protection against enemy attack while combating.

In medieval times with the development of weapons, the defensive armory for protection from weapons also developed. Medieval helmets were meant to protect the face, head and neck of its owner from attacker’s swords, arrows, spear and other weapons; it came as barrier between attacker and owner. Helmets were in use since Bronze Age but Middle age saw it coming of ages when war and violence were at peak; sophisticated weaponries were developed across the Europe. To contradict the effects of weapons, more improved versions of helmets were developed in step by step manner.

During middle ages medieval renaissance helmets were converted into cylindrical casque with flat top later movable visor was added, they were designed from iron plates and chain mails. In the late Middle Ages beaked bassinet were used by knights. Now helmets were designed with fanciful art works. These changes happened between 13th to 15thcentury. Changes with designs of helmets occurred throughout Europe in different time periods to make them sophisticated in terms of strength and look as not to forget that helmet was a part of attire for knights and during that period one’s attire was a way of defining their status in society.

Medieval Knights were all covered fighting machines. Around 14th century wealthy knights had option to choose from movable visor helmets. This feature enabled full facial protection against enemy attack and also acquiesced full vision of field. By the end of medieval age helmets became combination of war utility and artworks. Decorative works on helmets became one the identifying elements of wounded knight in the battle ground. Gradually in later years knights started supporting them in ceremonies.

Although helmets have found uses in today’s time but their make and use are not similar to middle age. Actually it is in appropriate to compare both because they are served in inevitably different circumstances and time zone. Now medieval helmets are seen as a part of clothing attire in events like renaissance festivals and other themed occasions. They have disappeared from warfields instead they can be found in museums or as collection of someone’s archives.

If you wish to have medieval, renaissance and pirate helmets or the one which can match your renaissance clothing appropriately then you can pick up from the collections of renaissance-festivals.com because the varieties in helmets we offer are difficult to find anywhere else.