This French bascinet was made at the height of bascinet development. It reaches to the shoulders and protects nearly the whole face. Besides it provides a good peripheral view. The bascinet was also suitable for tournaments. The eyes can be protected by drawing the head upwards so they are not longer in front of the visor.
The helmet is made of 2,0 mm thick steel. It is provided with a linen inlay and brass attachment points at the bottom provide the possibility to attach a coif to the helmet. It is available in the sizes S (for a head circumference up to 59 cm), M (for a head circumference up to 61 cm) and L (for a head circumference up to 63 cm).
Max. head circumference size M: 61-62 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 63-64 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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