Handcrafted Realistic Miniature 18” Medieval with Helmet, Chainmail, Armor Sword & Shield Metal Statue
This metal model represents a knight in full plate & chain mail battle armor. Full plate armor was in use in Europe by the start of the 15th century. The pig faced bascinet helmet, so named for its pointed nose, came into use around 1400 and was superior to the earlier closed great helms because its visor could be opened up allowing better vision but not sacrificing protection. It was sometimes worn over a chainmail coif, as in this model, to provide protection for the neck while the helmet was on, and the whole head when the helmet was removed. The feet are covered in laminated solerets with long, pointy toes, more typical of early plate armor. The points were intended to make them easier to slip into the stirrups while mounted and could be removed when fighting of foot. The knight's hip are protected by a simulated chain mail, bridging the gap between the plates protecting his hips and the those protecting his upper thighs. The knight's breast plate and the tips of his solorets are painted red. His metal shield has an eagle on it.
This style of armor is designed to provides the wearer ease of motion and overall protection in battle differentiating it from the highly specialized and heavy armor used for jousting. The simple mitten gauntlets and overlapping plates protecting the hips are of a basic pattern suggestive of battle armor. This knight is armed with a metal sword (removable).
The entire model is painted rather than polished. The metal is carefully cut and formed and fastened with neat spot welds and rivets making for a historically accurate, sturdy model which does not move. The model is 15-1/2" tall and stands on a 1-3/4" painted wooden base with a small drawer. It can be removed easily if an alternative display is desired.
As each statue is handcrafted your knight may vary slightly from the one pictured. These statues are shipped fully assembled and joints, helmet, shoes, etc. are welded together and do not allow for "posing" in any other orientation other than the one depicted. (Note: the sword and shield are not welded to the armor and may be positioned as desired.)