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Open face barbute / celata helmet

Sizes available:
Medium (up to 25 1/2" circumference)
Large (up to 26 1/2" circumference)
(the helmet pictured above is a large)
weight: ~ 5 lb 5.5 oz

Here we have a style of open faced barbute, also known as a celata. 15th century Italian in design but with classical roots, these helmets were popular throughout Europe as an alternative to the more restrictive sallet. Barbutes and celata are quite similar, the differences being that for the most part celata have a more open face and shorter sides; and are less restrictive than barbutes. This type of helmet remained popular in Italy from the 1440's until the end of the century and even after. The celata is shown in its early form in the Getty version of Fior di Battaglia by Fiore dei Liberi, and also in Filippo Vadi's fighting manual of the 1480's. Ready to wear, with a leather liner and chinstrap. Crafted in 14 gauge steel by GDFB (Get Dressed For Battle).

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