If Isabela ever had to don armor, I imagine this might be a helmet of choice.
Or at least one she might fondle during the selection process.
warrior fashion armour
Just hand me a sword…
A video made for the Museum of Cluny, and its “The Sword: Uses, Myths and Symbols” exhibit. It tries to dispel some of the beliefs that are still prevalent today about the weight and mobility of fighters in plate armor and show some of the techniques used in combat against armored opponents
This was especially exciting at 3:11, when the murder knife made a cameo.
Armor of Henri II of France, about 1555.
Because some occasions call for fancy.
The Viksø helmets are a pair of horned bronze helms found in a Danish bog dated near 900bc. They are too thin to have provided useful protection, so they are probably ceremonial items.
Info and 3D view on the Danish National Museum:
Armor of Willhelm, Reichsfreiherr von Roggendorf, 1523. This armor was designed to look like the cloth garb of the landsknechts, with their slashed and puffed sleeves. The original finish of the armor was in purple, with the “slashes” polished silver.
A lot of the armor pieces we have today were polished and their color removed during the Victorian era, to resemble their idea of what armor should look like.