The frog-faced helmet is developed from the bascinet, that was worn underneath the great helmet. Because it was more practical to wear one instead of two helmets, the visor was attached to the bascinet from the 14th century on. The bascinet was expanded so that it protected the entire head including the neck.
This replica is completely handmade and is suitable for a head circumference up to 63 cm.
Max. head circumference: 63 cm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 4.3 kg
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.
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.