The barbute or barbuta is a 15th century Italian development of the sallet or celeta, which was also an Italian helmet. This type of helmet is strongly inspired by the helmets of ancient Greece. It was around this time that archeology began to develop in Italy and people were very fascinated by it. Due to the cheek flaps, the barbute provided a good field of vision plus face protection. That was considerably better than the sallets where it is difficult to peek through the visor. The barbute was not only worn in Italy. Like almost everything from the superior Italian armor makers, this helmet was bought from them all over Europe.
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: Carbon steel
Thickness: 1,2 mm
Helmet has a helmet inlay
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 3000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."