The armet was a late-medieval helmet originating in the area of Italy, Spain, France, and Hungary. Appearing around the 15th century, it was the first helmet to allow considerable freedom of movement while still protecting the entire head. The armet was composed of a skull, a visor, and two cheekpieces. The visor was hinged to the skull piece, as were the two cheek pieces, which latched at the front. The cheek pieces would be closed after the knight donned the helmet, providing great protection while maintaining easy use.