The sword belongs to one of the characters in the novel I'm writing, but is based on modern replica of a 14th Century sword (with some minor changes): [link]
For the helm I imported a head from Poser and then fashioned the helm around the head so I could be sure of getting the proportions right. I also used lots of reference pics.
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate them! For me, these pics are the precursor to some more ambitious Fantasy Art, but I want them to be strongly rooted in realism (I get frustrated by bulking top-heavy heroes, and scantily-clad women running around with swords so elaborate and ridiculous that they'd be as much a danger to the wielder as the opponent).