In the Silmarillion, it says that during the Fifth Battle, it was the custom of the Naugrim to wear great masks in battle, hideous to look upon, and the masks stood them in great stead against the dragons.
Is there any more information about these masks in Tolkien's writing? For example, did dwarves wear them in other battles? I don't remember them being mentioned any other time. Does Tolkien say why they wore the masks, how they were able to fight wearing great masks (why didn't they get in the way?), and why did the masks help protect them from dragons? Did they have any magic powers?