Helmet FAQs:


Q: Is a helmet a form of protective gear worn to protect the head from injuries?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a helmet diminutive from helm?

A: Yes, and a medieval word for protective combat headgear.

Q: Was a helmet even considered to be inseparable from the shield?

A: Yes, and in contrast to English heraldry, where the practice of displaying the helmet and crest alone with no shield whatsoever came into vogue in Victorian times.

Q: Were helmets usually made of metals?

A: Yes, and often bronze, iron or steel, though some boar's tusk helmets were known to ancient Mycenea.

Q: Were helmets developed?

A: Yes, and almost all of these being made of metals.

Q: Were helmets depicted in a manner faithful to the styles in actual military or tournament use at the time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are helmets by Assyrian soldiers in 900 BC?

A: Yes, and who wore thick leather or bronze helmets to protect the head from blunt object and sword blows and arrow strikes in combat.

Q: Are helmets used for recreational activities and sports?

A: Yes, dangerous work activities; and transportation. Since the 1990s, most helmets are made from resin or plastic, which may be reinforced with fibers such as aramids.

Q: Were helmets also made of leather?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a helmet a helm which covered the head only partly?

A: Yes.

Q: Were helmets also developed throughout the 20th century?

A: Yes.