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Helm not Helmet![edit]

To be accurate, whenever a helmet covers the entire face, regardless of whether it has a visor or not, it should be called a helm, not helmet. Helmets are similar except the face is not covered. SCGhosthunter1 15:41, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Nope. Helmet and helm are synonymous. http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/helm--2 Wilhelm Meis (☎ Diskuss | ✍ Beiträge) 04:15, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Pickelhaube protection[edit]

The text now claims that the spikes on early German helmets, or Pickelhauben, "...saved many soldiers by diverting sideways otherwise mortal sabre blows to the head." This statement appears to be little more than pure speculation or mythmaking, so a citation is necessary to back up this claim or it will be removed. Jack Bethune 10:55, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Text claiming saber protection has been removed for lack of supporting citation or sources. Jack Bethune 10:56, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Adding a link[edit]

I work for the America's Most Wanted Safety Center, a new department of America's Most Wanted getting away from the capturing of criminals, and branching out to all aspects of safety. I feel a link to our post about the importance of using a helmet would be appropriate and mutually beneficial because it could potentially save lives. The link is http://www.amw.com/safety/?p=31 please consider it. Jrosenfe 16:10, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Seperate Article for Combat Helmets[edit]

I started a seperate article for Combat helmets, because I think its appropriate. Tmaull 18:54, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Franz Kafka[edit]

I have read today in a news article than the world's first hard helmet for construction workers was invented by Franz Kafka while he was working in an insurance company. Can anybody confirm this, please? --Cokaban (talk) 14:18, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Picture gallery[edit]

Huge picture galleries are not encouraged and needed (as per WP:NOTREPOSITORY and WP:MOS#Images). That is why there is Commons and a prominent link to it (at the bottom of the page). Furthermore, no links are needed to common words asp er MOS:LINK. -- P199 (talk) 17:19, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Other languages[edit]

By using an instruction as [[it:xxxx]] it is ossible to refer to the same article in another language. However, in this case, the English word Helmet refers to four different terms in Italian, that is Elmo (Helm + Ancient Combat Helmet), Elmetto (Modern Combat Helmet), Casco (Some Sport Helmet + Motobike Helmet), and Caschetto (Bycicle Helmet). At the moment only the third one is referred by using [[it:Casco]], but this is not correct, since the English article contains info related to all those different kind of "Helmets".

So, how to manage this situation, here and in general? That is, when there is not a bidirectional correspondence between different languages? Please, note that this is different from using a diasmbiguation page since in Italian Helmet is translated using different terms.--Dejudicibus (talk) 07:06, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

You might want to take a look at Help talk:Interlanguage links#How to deal with multiple articles in another language. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 20:18, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Basalt fiber[edit]

The article doesn't tells nothing about helmet using basalt fiber. Does any helte uses basalt fiber in its composition?Agre22 (talk) 18:34, 24 October 2009 (UTC)agre22

Article or list[edit]

This article seems like it is a little article prose stretched over a huge list. Perhaps our best option at this point would be to spin off a list of helmets and pare this page down to a prose-only WP:SUMMARY article. Wilhelm Meis (☎ Diskuss | ✍ Beiträge) 05:05, 17 April 2013 (UTC)