A large steel face-plate device which was designed to cover the whole neck and face of it's wearer. The forehead and top of the head was left open/exposed. Built in usually 3 segmented portions, the Falling Buffe could be opened for vision or ventilation. Chain Mail or a Kettle Hat type protective head cover were worn for protection. They were often seen in ceremonial duties around the 14th to 16th Centuries.