The close helmet or close helm is a type of combat helmet that was worn by knights and other men-at-arms in the Late Medieval and Renaissance eras. It was also used by some heavily armoured, pistol-armed cuirassiers into the mid-17th century. It is a fully enclosing helmet with a pivoting visor and integral bevor.
This Close Helm is constructed from 18 gauge steel and features a tilting visor which can be raised for better vision and ventilation. Please note that the visor on these helmets does not stay open and has to be held up by hand. It will only open enough to reveal the face and is primarily constructed as a display piece. Not suitable for contact re-enactment but perfect for display or theatrical use.
All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.