cabasset


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Noun1.cabasset - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th centurycabasset - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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A basket-hilted sword of the type used by a Cavalier in the English Civil War sold for pounds 900, while a 17th century style Cabasset (pear-shaped helmet) sold for pounds 600.
The objects have ranged from slender bridle bits to broad axheads, and they include such significant finds as the breastplate and a cabasset helmet.
Greg Martin, an appraiser from San Francisco's Butterfield & Butterfield, informed her Saturday that the helmet was a 16th-century cabasset from Milan, Italy, forged from a single sheet of steel and covered with gold.