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This bascinet is a replica of a Milanese bascinet that was made between 1390 and 1410. The original forgery is unknown. Nowadays the helmet is exhibited at the Wallace Collection in London.
This is a battle-ready bascinet that is hand-forged from 2 mm thick steel. It has a detachable visor and is made of two parts that are welded together. It has a leather inlay for extra wearing comfort.This bascinet is available in size S, M or L, with or without helmet stand and with or without an arming cap. Size S is suitable for a head circumference up to 59 cm, size M is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm, size L is suitable for a head circumference up to 64 cm.
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.
This helmet had a few problems when I got it. First the lining is very thing, if you are going to use it for something other than show you need to put in something much thicker.
The rivets for side hinges are really, really(!) loose on mine. That makes the visor flop up and down when you do a rapid movement. If you use it without a visor the hinges will spin around as there is no friction holding them in place at all. Don't know if this is just mine or if it is true for all.
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