About Barbute helmets
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 indi...
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...
PLATE SCALE NECKLACE Scale aventails wasn't such a rarity through XIVth century, just take a look at St Mary's Basilica in Gdansk, Poland and Chroniques de Froissart kept in the Biblioteque Nationale at Paris. So when we were looking for something cool, brutal and buhurt-optimal to complete our cool new klappvisor bascinet we choose it - battle-ready scale aventail. Made of 1mm hardened steel and hammered for the fighters too brutal for delicate reenactment events. This scale aventail is a good stylization, based on St Mary's Basilica and Chroniques de Froissart pictures. Feel free to use it at SCA battle events, Battle of the Nations, most of medieval festivals, LARP events and...