Q: Helmets count as a type of mask, right? I thought this one was particularly cool. Imagine showing up for a joust and your opponent is wearing this. Found on twitter @TheHiddenWorld Helmet (Savoyard Type) Germany 1620, Jay, 1454
A: Jay is right. The face part of a helmet 1s both for protection and intimidation. This is one of the most scary (and funny) pieces of armor from the middle ages I have ever seen. The other Savoyard helmet is not as funny, but it is in higher resolution so you can blow it up and see all the detail. We have a category called “Protection” which also contains gas masks, law enforcement masks and a lot athletic masks. If you go to the “Protection” category you can see much more. Do you agree that most of these masks are meant to look intimidating?