A mask based on that worn by British and French tank crews during WWI. These 'splatter masks' were used to protect the occupants of a tank from sharp shards of steel that sheared off the inside of the hull when it was struck by rifle fire.
This model has a steel base, hardened to hold shape and lightly oil blued to provide a protective finish. This is leather covered and mild steel chainmail is suspended from the eyelets. The chainmail is slightly aged to reduce the shine.
***Please note that this is not designed as protection from shrapnel***
If you wish to use this as face protection for airsoft, you are advised to use a pair of lightweight protective glasses underneath as some kinds of BB can shatter on impact with the grille.