The Lobster Helmet made by Deepeeka is an accurate replica ornate based off historical research and authentic in its design. This incredible helmet is part of the close helm family, which were worn by knights and other combatants in the late medieval and early renaissance era. It carried a visor that pivoted up and fully enclosed the head and neck area, unlike earlier helms such as the sallet and barbute, which sometimes may have left the wearer more exposed, or needed a bevor to be added to protect the chin and neck. Our version has two addition face protection bars. Made from 18 gauge steel, this helmet is fully functional and wearable. This is a great addition to your collection, a companion to your high-end costume, or makes a perfect gift!