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The Strangest Historical Helmets That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

Updated December 2, 2020 4.2k votes 422 voters 11.2k views17 items

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Warrior helmets are manufactured first and foremost as protection to keep the warriors alive, but they're also used to complete the armor ensemble warriors wear into battle. For some, like the Japanese samurai, that meant that the helmet was meant to evoke fear in their opponents. To do this, their historical helmets would be in the shape of frightening animals or demons, with large spires coming out the top or even hair-like material. The amount of detail and imagination in each weird knight helmet is incredible and truly "whoa" worthy.