Steel 3, thickness 2 mm
The classical armet consists of a cranial part, which was made along the neck line, two hinged plates covering the cheeks and visor. All parts of the helmet were movable. Thanks to this design, it completely covers the head, repeating the shape of the skull. The weight of the arm ranged from 3 to 4 kg, the tournament helmet reached 5 kg. In early armes, the chin opens into two halves, is locked with a ring hook, a belt with a buckle or a special pin. Since the mid-15th century, the Italian arme was worn over a plate gorget, the neck remained protected. And since 1500, the chin has been forged in one piece and mounted on the same axis as the visor. At the back of the helmet, at the neck level, there was a rondelle on a short pin, which covered the strap of the additional chin and served as additional protection when being hit in the head from behind.
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