Dog Face Helmet

Dog Face Helmet

Helmet from the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. Very popular during the Battle of Grunwald and the Hundred Years' War in France.

  • Made of polypropylene
  • Hand-painted
  • CE certification
  • Safe and recyclable
  • Colors: silver and gold
  • Box: 36 pieces

Historical Overview

Dogface type helmet - one of the characteristic types of so-called visors. They were worn by heavy-armed knights from the 14th to the 16th century (which means they were still used in the Renaissance). The characteristic feature of the helmet type was a movable veil. A typical visor had the shape of a cone that made it easier to slide down the blows inflicted on a knight, improving the protection of his head. The visor was made of a variety of curtains. One of them was a dog face type of curtain (this is how it was associated with people in the Middle Ages). It was designed to protect against face strokes, especially from the lancers. It was mainly used by heavy-armed knights because the helmet of this type was expensive and dedicated for lancing. From the gesture of lifting the curtain at the sight of a friendly knight comes a modern military salute.