English Close Helm
This English Close Helm is based on the style of helmet that became popular during the end of the medieval era, providing comprehensive protection. Compared to the sallets and barbutes of the eras prior, this helmet was a marked change, ensuring that the head and neck were fully covered. The helmet consists of a tubular head protector, connected to hinged gorget, which rests around the collar. The top of the helmet also features a small central ridge, which helps to shunt blows off to the side. All close helmets possess a visor of sorts, and on this jousting model, the visor features a narrow, long eyelet, as well as small cut-out holes to help with helmet ventilation when the visor is lowered. It is completely wearable for reenactment purposes and costume dressing.