About Barbute helmets
Barbute (or Barbuta) was a popular model of Italian helmet among infantry until the end of the XV century. Name of helmet was derived from Italian word “Barba” (“Beard”). Depending on the region of using, such medieval armor helmet could be called “Italian sallet” or “Italian bascinet”. It could also have various design: cheek plates were covering face completely or partially. Despite of almost complete head protection, barbute is classified as open helmet due to uncovered opening from the front. You can also see a helmet with an additional option “brass strips” – Video review is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbDHB8...
Barbute is type of popular infantry helmet in Italy of the XV century. Italian barbuta, c. 1460, of the T-shaped form, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Due to cheek guards, face is largely covered. Etymologically, the word “barbute” is derived from Italian “Barba”, what means “beard”. It can be interpreted as “Bearded helm”: cheek guards or beards, staring from under the helm are meant. Open-faced helmet barbute could have T-cut or Y-cut from the front. So, face was covered only partially. Dome could be conical or spherical conical. This model of battle helmet barbute is typical head protection of medieval infantryman. Armor is completely handcrafted by individu...