Rooster-faced warriors of 16th century Germany

16th century German soldiery sure understood how to strike terror into their enemies' hearts: the rooster-headed armored visor (ca 1530) must have been a sight to behold. Now on display at the Met in NYC (Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928)

Close Helmet with Mask Visor (via Neatorama)

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  1. Here they come to snuff the rooster, oh yeah
    Yeah, here come the rooster, yeah
    You know he ain't gonna die
    No, no, no, you know he ain't gonna die

  2. (prepares self for deluge of "is that a cock on your face?" jokes.)

  3. kpkpkp says:

    Here's your man:

  4. snig says:

    Worth plenty of gold to stand around wearing it saying "Yeah, I'm feeling pretty cocky".

  5. Is that armet designed to be a challenge? If you laugh or even giggle while in presence of the Emperor you will be slain, now behold him in is horned nerd disguise!

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