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This bascinet is made after several early 14th century depictions of Gaelic warriors around the area of the Irish Sea. It was mainly worn by the galloglass. The helmet is also depicted on several French works of art.
The visor of the helmet has a point in the middle that is derived from the earlier nasal helmet. Helmets like this were the first bascinets and they had a number of advantages over the great helmet and the bucket helmet.
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): 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.