The Jousting Life

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ramdom Pic: Helm Off!

Back in 2006, Toby Capwell blasted Arne Koets' helm completely off during a jousting pass. I do not know if, or how badly, Arne was injured during this incident, but both Toby and Arne have continued to compete in jousting tournaments to this day. Toby Capwell is actually Dr. Tobias Capwell FSA, and – in addition to his jousting activities – he is the curator of arms and armour at the prestigious Wallace Collection. Today, Arne Koets not only competes in jousting tournaments, he also organizes them.


Toby Capwell(left) knocks Arne Koets'(right) helm off during a jousting pass in 2006
(photo by Jonathan Hodd)

There are several articles and interviews about Toby and Arne's more recent jousting activities listed below as well as a link to video from another incident where a jouster's helm was knocked off by his opponent's lance.

Feel free to write something in the comments about this photo, especially if you have some knowledge about this dramatic un-helming or any other incident involving a jouster's helm being knocked off.

Related articles:
An Interview with Toby Capwell, Champion of Tournament of the Phoenix 2014

An Interview with Arne Koets, Jouster and Organizer of the Grand Tournament at Schaffhausen

Video: Toby Capwell Explains His Passion for Jousting

Promotional Video for Die Grossen Ritterspiele zu Schaffhausen

Jouster's Helmet Knocked Off by Opponent's Lance at the European Championship Joust at Spottrup Castle

1 comment:

  1. You really are big fan of jousting tournaments!! I don't know much about it but I'm really glad to see your enthusiasm!!^^ Keep doing what you love!!

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