Starting their military training from infancy, Spartans were one of the most feared military forces in world history. Spartan women are said to have sent their sons off to war with a chilling reminder: Return with your shield or on it. The Greek Spartan Crested Brass Helmet is made of 20 Gauge brass plating that comes oiled to protect and prevent rusting. The interior of the helmet is lined with leather and has leather straps with a brass buckle to secure the helmet on. This helmet has the traditional style Spartan mask that is riveted to the front of the head piece adding more protection. A black plume made of horse hair slides into place at the top of the helmet for a dramatic effect. The impeccable craftsmanship of this piece makes this the crown jewel of any Spartan Collection. This Spartan, Grecian helmet protects the head, face, and neck with 20 gauge brass plating. The nice polished surface is very shiny and exquisite. This unit would make a beautiful display piece with a collection. However, the soft leather suspension liner inside the helmet makes it very comfortable and natural to wear. An adjustable leather chin strap secures the helmet to fit all adults. Some assembly is required.