A visorless helmet, it was developed around the 14th/15th Centuries. The Barbute covered the head and sides (ears and a small percentage of the upper neck). The majority of the face front was shaped in a distinctive "T" or "Y" shape. Probably one of the most recognized of the helmet classifications. Tapered to the contour of the head, the Barbute was made of 1 piece of steel molded to shape. In it's pre-Middle Ages form, the Barbute style of helmet was popular in ancient Greece. The wearing of a Gorget was mandatory. The Gorget was a thin steel, iron or leather collar. Covered in cloth or linen (for comfort), it was worn around the next for protection (especially with some variations of early Middle Ages helmets).