Close-Helmet for the Field


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The two-piece construction of the helmet bowl, the scalloped edges of the plates, and the distinctive snub-nosed profile of the visor recall French helmets of about 1620–30. The reinforcing shot-proof plates screwed to either side of the bowl, which add 3 pounds 10 ounces (1675 g) to the overall weight, are rare on close-hlemets for cuirassiers. Beneath the reinforces, the original smooth blue-black surface of the bowl is preserved.

Close-Helmet for the Field, Steel, gold, French

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