The English armet was rarely furnished with a bavier or movable chin-piece, and the fixed one, called a mentonire, was small.
They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with a high comb and a large sharply-pointed visor.
This ornamentation appears on all the pieces, the armet included.
The armet is combed, but differs in form from the Jacobe type, and the visor is pierced on one side with round holes.
The armet, or close helmet, fits the shape of the head to such an extent that it must be opened to be put on.
The armet has usually a low central cabled comb with parallel flutes on either side, occasionally there are three or five combs.
The armet could be strengthened by the usual reinforcing pieces.
The armet, or close helmet, followed the salade, and is mentioned by Oliver de la Marche as early as 1443.
The armet shown on Plate V opens in the front and when closed is fastened with a spring hook.
He assumes that it is a variety of the armet, but with a grooved collar which fitted over the gorget.