This bascinet is based on an original from around 1370. The klappvisor bascinet was the first type of bascinet with a visor. The Knighthood realized after replacing the obstructing great helmet and pot helmet that face protection on a helmet was still very useful. That is why the klappvisor bascinet was designed. The name says it all. The visor opens and closes and can also be detached from the helmet! This bascinet has a chainmail aventail with butted round rings. This can of course be replaced with a completely riveted chain mail aventail.
Max. head circumference: 61 cm
Material: Carbon steel
Thickness: 1,6 mm
Helmet has a helmet inlay
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 3000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
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.
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."