Hussars helmet, Poland, late 17th century, formed of a skull fitted at its front with a separate peak, a sliding nasal-bar fitted at its lower end with a broad face-defence, a long, laminated, medially-ridged neck-defence and laminated cheek-pieces; hammered, shaped, riveted, with fluted, raised, fretted, punched, filed and nicked decoration, with pierced circular ventilations and recessed borders height: 54.5 cm, width: 30.0 cm, depth: 32.5 cm, weight: 3.87 kg. Fitzwilliam Museum.
Tournament Helm (Stechhelm) ca. 1500 German, probably Nuremberg Steel, copper alloy The Stechhelm formed part of a highly specialized tournament armor worn solely for the Gestech, or German joust, fought with blunted lances. The object was to break lances or to unhorse the opponent. This helmet was probably part of a series kept in the Nuremberg arsenal for civic tournaments.