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Q&A: What is the big difference in between a helm and a conical helmet?

Question by Retard in a duck costume: What is the distinction among a helm and a conical helmet?
I am performing a medieval magazine report for grade 9 sose and are undertaking the big difference among conical and helm hetmets. help?

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Go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmet

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  1. Ted H

    The conical helmets worn by the Norman knights at the Battle of Hastings were similar to the ones worn by the Romans. The helmets were built around a framework of bronze or iron strips, overlaid with sheets of bronze or copper. A nasal guard was riveted onto a reinforcing band around the bottom rim. A well-made conical helmet was an effective defence against a sword or a mace. It was less successful in protecting knights against the English battle-axe.
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDhelmet.htm (photo on link)

    The great helm was a flat-topped cylinder of steel that completely covered the head and had only very small openings for the eyes and mouth. Later designs gained more of a curved design, particularly on the top, to deflect or lessen the impact of blows.
    The style is sometimes referred to as a ‘crusader helmet’, but also as a ‘pot helm’, and a later variant with a more conical top is known as a ‘sugarloaf helm’. In Spanish they are called yelmo de Zaragoza, referring to Saragossa where they were introduced for the first time in the Iberian peninsula.
    Although the great helm offered greater protection than previous helmets, such as the nasal helm and spangenhelm, it limited the wearer’s vision to some extent, and provided poor ventilation. A knight might wear the close-fitting steel skull cap known as a cervelliere, or its later development the bascinet beneath the great helm. A great helm may have also an attached mail collar, or camail, to protect the wearer’s neck, throat, and shoulders.
    The bascinet evolved from its early skull cap form to supersede the great helm for combat. The great helm fell into disuse during the 15th century, however it was used commonly in tournaments where a version of the great helm, the a frog-mouthed tilting helm, evolved
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_helm

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