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Tibetan Lamellar Helmet: 3/4 View by royaloakarmoury Tibetan Lamellar Helmet: 3/4 View by royaloakarmoury
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Tibetan Lamellar Helmet: 3/4 Viewby royaloakarmoury

Artisan Crafts / Metal Work©2012-2015 royaloakarmoury
Tibetan helmet, of a type used from the 8th – 16th centuries. Helmet skull made of eight plates laced together with leather, with an attached skirt formed from the type of lamellar known as “willow leaf.” Surprisingly well-preserved examples of these helmets still exist in Tibetan monasteries, having been acquired and maintained by the priesthood from warriors who took vows.

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wraithsith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
i didn't even know that Tibetan arms and armor had survived.
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fhelalr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello, thank you so much for your amazing stock!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Best wishes!

Used it here: fhelalr.deviantart.com/art/Sil…

Thanks again! Take care! 
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erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: so cool!
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is what I thought when I saw the original - I just had to make one!
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erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so awesome! :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is cool. Well done!
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I find the originals aesthetically pleasing, so I could not resist attempting a replica, even without an order.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough that looks neat!
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HyenaNova Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.=.o wow
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that you've been featured here: [link] Have a nice day!
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A nice selection of work. Thanks for including mine.
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Talty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks, and you are welcome :)
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Cinniomon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
very interesting! :D
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree! The more I researched this style of helmet, the more I had to make one.
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
The helmet Odysseus wore was made of boar tusks laced together. Is there any particular advantage to having a helmet that's laced rather than just one solid piece?
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Flexibility imparts no advantage to a helmet, which is intended to prevent penetration and diffuse force over as wide an area as possible, so riveting the same plates makes a better helmet than lacing them, by improving rigidity. However, riveting brittle natural materials like boar's tusk or cow's horn works poorly, because the material usually fails under the compression of the rivet. Lamellar armour made from iron is merely an extension of this earlier technology, replacing hardened leather, tusk, etc. with iron plates. The practicality of lacing made more sense with the earlier materials, but remained as a relic until more appropriate techniques were developed to deal with improved materials.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Photographer
Fascinating. I'm looking for examples of steppe-type helmets, e.g. the "spangenhelm" type. Where could I see more of them?
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here are a couple of links from the Met's collection:
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, has a more extensive collection of this sort of armour than any other institution that I am aware of. In recent years they had a special exhibit on Tibetan warriors, along with a published catalogue. I also have some digital images in my research library, which I will give to you if you send me your email by private message.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Many thanks. I have sent you a note.
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here are a couple of links from the Met's collection:
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work. How heavy is this type of helmet?
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The only weight I have for an original is only of the skull, which is just over one kilogram. My entire helmet is just over two kilograms, which leads me to believe that I used a similar thickness of metal to the original.
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok, Sometimes seeing a picture makes it hard to imagine the size and weight of a piece.
Now it have the idea what it would feel like wearing it:)
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