Burgonet early 17th cent.
German, probably Nuremberg. Rounded skull with tall comb formed of two pieces. The pieces are joined by a flat fold at the top of the comb and flat overlaps in the front and back. Separate brim riveted inside the skull. Separate tail lame attached to the outside of a flare at the back of the skull. Borders of the tail and brim with simple inward turns, the one on the tail rolled around wire. Cheekplates with flared bottom edge following the line of the neck lame. Bottom and front edges with simple inward turns. Cheekplates secured to the skull with internal hinges. This is an interesting example of a relatively degenerate burgonet. Formed of two pieces to simplify construction, separate brim also minimizes metal work and the shape covers somewhat less of the forhead than normal. Even at this level it appears to have been originally ground to a white surface.
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