The bascinet was a helmet without a visor that was worn underneath the great helmet in the beginning of the 14th century. Around 1450 the bascinet was often worn with a visor. The helmet was often called hounskull or pig face helmet because of its shape.
This helmet is made of 1,3 mm thick steel. It is richly decorated with engravings and finished with brass. The crown on top of the helmet is also made of brass. The visor has two eye slits and holes for ventilation on both sides.This helmet is custom made, click here to download the size table.
Max. head circumference size S:
Max. head circumference size M: 58 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 60 cm
Max. head circumference size XL: 62 cm
Max. head circumference size XXL: 64 cm
Custom made: yes
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.3 mm/1.6 mm/2.0 mm
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *
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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