German knight, The second half of 13 century
Border Margravate Brandenburg appeared on the conquered German feudal Slavic lands and is the center of German colonization in the east central Europe. The shield knight family crest surname von Bredow: a silver (white) box red scaling-ladder with gold (yellow) beams. Emblem symbolizes the ascent of the family delirium in higher gentry of Brandenburg.
Defensive armament consists of a knight's mail shirt with long sleeves, mail hood with the characteristic square-caped and Chain stocking. Legs are additionally protected with steel greaves with knee-pads. The so-called reinforced cotta or plate syurko is a type of armor, consisting of several rows of steel plates, recorded lap riveted on the inside carrier fabric or leather base. This armor has cut typical of the second half of 13 century - is worn over the head and fastened on the back with straps with buckles. Stitched in green cloth, velvet or silk, lined with two or three layers of coarse linen.
Combat is utterly great, like a pot helmet (topfhelm), which is the main helmet knightly cavalry. Ornaments (crests) on their helmets were popular in Germany and in the 13 century were worn not only in tournaments, but also in the battle. Helmet ornament names delusion is a white goat with a protruding red tongue, golden horns and hoofs.
Apart from the usual sword hanging on his belt in his hand a knight's big two-handed sword - the bastard. Beat this sword was applied, keeping both hands, and drove suspended to the saddle.