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Barbute Helmets

Barbute HelmetThe barbute helmets were in use during the 15th century. A barbute helmet is a visorless helmet that originated in Italy. They featured a Y or T shaped opening for breathing and vision. Their design resemble classical Corinthian Greek helmets used by hoplite warriors.

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    The european barbute helmet, circa 1460 is a prime example of the true genius of early Italian helm smiths! The Barbute style helm provided visibility so crucially needed in battle while providing protection of the neck.
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