The close helmet or close helm was a military helmet worn by knights and other men-at-arms in the Late Renaissance eras. It was also used by some heavily armoured, cuirassiers into the mid 17th century.
It was a fully enclosing helmet with a pivoting visor and integral bevor. The close helmet was developed from the later versions of the sallet and the superficially similar armet in the late 15th century.
In contemporary sources it was sometimes also referred to as an "armet" The close helmet was used on the field of battle, but was also popular for use in tournaments. Wealthy men often owned "garnitures", which were armours with interchangeable parts to suit heavy or light field use, and the many different forms of tournament combat. Garnitures would usually include elements for reinforcing the left side of the helmet for use in jousting.Such reinforcing pieces were called "double pieces" or "pieces of advantage" The Metal : Steel Inner Diameter : Front to back 8 inches (approx) Ear to Ear : 7 inches (approx) Height : 15 inches from top to bottom (approx) Circumference : 25.12 inches (approx) Size : standard size, fits almost all adults Other : Please use Helmet cotton cap for comfortable wearing, and use Helmet Stand for the good protection of helmet. We supply this helmet pre oiled for protection from rust. Use this helmet as a great Halloween costume. Quality Assurance Quality is a parameter where we make no compromises.
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