Winged greek Phrygian helm, from 400 bc.
The spider helmet was a late type of head protection, its “legs” were designed to protect the head and face from sword slashes, and could be folded up when not in use.
A video made for the Museum of Cluny, and its “The Sword: Uses, Myths and Symbols” exhibit. It tries to dispel some of the beliefs that are still prevalent today about the weight and mobility of fighters in plate armor and show some of the techniques used in combat against armored opponents
German helmet by famous armorsmith Jörg Seusenhofer ca. 1540
German bicoque helmet, from 1440
The sword of Svante Nilsson (ca. 1500) is one of the few swords found in tombs of medieval Sweden.
Armor of Pierre Bruner, a Swiss knight in the service of the french crown. ca. 1600