Indeed a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word. This type of helmet -a triple-crested burgonet- could only be produced by the best of master plattners. Measurements by gauging the metal has shown that thickness has been evenly maintained throughout, in spite of stretching the material to the ultimate. This helmet was made in Augsburg during the second half of the 16th century and was -among others- popular with the personal body guards of Charles V. The helmet featured here can be seen at: Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland/Ohio.