From the William Fagan Ltd. Collection

This form of this helmet is founded in function and accordingly, resembles its Western European counterparts in fundamentals. The differences, expressions of the Eastern taste, are in the details. Its rolled edge brim wraps around beyond the mid point of the radially fluted skull and slightly overlaps the one piece neck protection. The top is mounted with a conical spike on a radially fluted base and the nasal bar has a broad spade shaped terminal. All elements are embellished with oversized domed iron rivets. The flamboyant details derive from the influence of the Ottoman Turks with whom they shared a frontier. That influence was carried throughout military costume, and elements of it were embraced by Western European regiments, particularly hussars.

Stock Number: 98-11

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