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Visored Bascinet | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1450 Culture: German Medium: Steel Dimensions: H. g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904

Visored Bascinet | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1450 Culture: German Medium: Steel Dimensions: H. g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904

Anglo-Flemish tournament Helm, ca. 1510–20, steel, H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); D. 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm); Wt. 10 lb. 5 oz. (4675 g), Met Museum.

Anglo-Flemish tournament Helm, ca. g), Met Museum.

Battle of the Nations festival, Khotyn, Ukraine view 12

Battle of the Nations festival, Khotyn, Ukraine view 12

Battle of the Nations 2013

World Championship of Historical Medieval Battle “Battle of the Nations” is a unique cultural and sport event, gathering each year people all over the world.

The New Zealand Battle of the Nations team captain Charlie Tapsell ran 5km in a full suit of armour, minus helmet. 8.2.2013

The New Zealand Battle of the Nations team captain Charlie Tapsell ran in a full suit of armour, minus helmet.

I have to confess I find this a little bit awesome. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/sports/battle-of-the-nations-a-holy-grail-of-battle-re-enactments.html

The Battle of the Nations, an international full-contact event whose participants are equipped with steel armor, attracts a certain breed of fighter.

'battle of nations' - armored fighters in medieval combat - jaye brooks of nashua new hampshire - photo by fred r. conroy [knight in shining armor]

'battle of nations' - armored fighters in medieval combat - jaye brooks of nashua new hampshire - photo by fred r. conroy [knight in shining armor] - slideshow