Saw this on imgur, thought it was pretty cool Armour of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II (Italian Made, 1600s) Ferdinand II (9 July 1578 – 15 February 1637), a member of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary. His rule coincided with the Thirty Years' War. wiki Helmet Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art Italian and Milanese Armour at Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan Italy Armour designed for the Kolbenturnier, dated to the 1480s The Kolbenturnier was a late form of the tournament, played with two teams using wooden clubs (Kolben) to hit the opponents' helmet crest. Italian, Visor and Bevor c.1580 Helmet for use in combat on foot, Germany (Augsburg: Lorenz Helmschmid), 1480-85 European medieval helmets evolved from the seventh to seventeenth centuries as part of body armor, beginning with a boiled leather conical casque (spangenhelm) worn by tribal warriors over a hood of mail. During the feudal era, a large, heavy iron pot (heaume) protected the head from lances in chivalry tournaments, and the towering steel snouted visor (basinet) was worn in battle. Archers and pikemen used lighter, more flexible helmets with neck guards during the Hundred Years’ War (c. 1337-1453). By 1550, the Italian-invented armet, with its thin laminated iron or steel plates and joints providing ease of movement, was adopted by many armies in Europe. http://angelasancartier.net/helmet Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias (1707–1724) Armorer: Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart (French, Paris, died before October 1715) Date: dated 1712 Geography: Paris Culture: French, Paris Medium: Steel, blued and gilt; gilt brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn, paper Gauntlets and Armor footwear, 13-15 century 15th Century Gothic Armour "Gothic Plate Armour" (German: Gotischer Plattenpanzer) is the term for the type of steel plate armour made in the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century. The most elaborate examples of Gothic-style armour were produced after the end of the Gothic period proper, during the German Renaissance (first half of the 16th century), but this type is more specifically classed as Maximilian armour. According to this nomenclature, Gothic armour proper was worn during the later 15th century, a transitional type called Schott-Sonnenberg style was current during c. 1500 to 1515, and Maximilian armour proper during 1515 to 1525.