Our metalsmith had a sudden desire to work in more traditional techniques while hammering out this piece. The difference is subtle, but unmistakable- there is an elegance to the metal itself, every plane lightly rounded, with the entire surface planished. There is no tiny part of this mask left untouched, and so the whole thing exhibits that old-fashioned hammered texture. The badgers stripes are delineated by drastically different hammer textures; these are slightly burnished to emphasize the texture.
A full copper headpiece, Badger can be worn over the face, or up on the head, more as a helm-ish-thing, or switch with ease back and forth.
The wonder of a copper mask is in the strength and give of the material. Because it is so strong, the mask can be very thin- this makes it both very light, and makes it possible to fit as a second skin. These won't block your peripheral vision the way a leather. paper maiche, or plastic mask would. They can be very comfortably worn all day and night- no worries about sweat or rain causing them to soften and lose their shape. Rinse it with clean water at the end of the night before putting it away. They can stand up to anything you throw at them. As for packing? Throw it in your bag. If you're checking the bag, maybe stuff a balled up pair of socks where your forehead would go. Easy.
Not planning to wear your mask? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.