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




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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