Cool Avar Helmet, And Assorted Chinese War Helmets.

 

 

These Avar and Chinese helmets were all quite clever. First of all they all came from different places but they solved a similar problem. How do you keep a high hat on so troops can see each other’s helmets and unit symbols while making the helmet functional? Well, make the crown a hard and sloped metal surface that will deflect a sword strike from above and hold a flag or horse tail if necessary. The Huns adopted this helmet design from the Avar people, a nomadic equestrian society in Central Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Avar Helmet

 

Avar Helmet Adopted By Huns From Avar People InCentral Asia.

 

Chinese War Helmet

 

6th Century Chinese War Helmet

 

Avar Helmet

 

Hunnish Avar Helmet

 

 

Imperial Guard Parade Uniform Qing Dynasty

 

 Imperial Guards Parade Uniform Helmet Qing Dynasty

 

Imperial Guards War Helmet

 

Imperial Guard Helmet Qing Dynasty

 

 

 

Source; Wiki,  Jordan Schnitzer Museum

 

 

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1 thought on “Cool Avar Helmet, And Assorted Chinese War Helmets.”

  1. As I see it, the 1st and the 3rd picture is of the same helmet, just from different angles, and with a different background.

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