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A Cabasset is an open helmet that was worn by foot soldiers in the second half of the 16th century and throughout the 17th century. The name cabasset is Italian and it means "pear". The helmet is characterized with a narrow brim and a tip that projects from the top of the helmet. Some cabassets were plain and some were adorned with engravings and brass studs.

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