The bascinet was a helmet without a visor that was worn under the Great Helmet at the beginning of the 14th century. Around 1450, the bascinet was more and more often worn independently with a visor attached. The helmet was tapered to deflect blows and as a result of the shape it is often called hounskull or pic faced bascinet. This type of helmet provides an optimal protection to the head and neck, so besides the battlefield it is also very suitable for tournaments.
Material: carbon steel 1,6 mm
Inlay: leather inlay
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Width from ear to ear: 19 cm
Length from forehead to back of the head: 23,5 cm
Based on historical original
Shipping weight: 3 kg
Choose the best size
Are you wearing an arming cap under your helmet? Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference
Are you wearing a chainmail coif under your helmet? Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference
Are you wearing a coif AND arming cap under your helmet? Add 6 cm to your head circumference
Maintenance & care
Avoid rust by frequently greasing your armor. You can easily remove rust with black sandpaper
This item is handmade in a limited amount. Each item is unique. Finish and sizes can slightly vary.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.