The bascinet came up in the early 14th century. It evolved from the so-called cervelliere or secret helmet (a simple skull cap) and remained a popular helmet well into the 15th century throughout Central Europe.
This quite unusual looking helm is a reconstruction of a late medieval bascinet with hinged visor, also known as a klappvisor or klappvisier bascinet.
It is crafted from approx. 1.8 mm thick steel and equipped with a hinged, fully detachable face guard that is securely held in position with pins and chains. This visor features two approx. 6.5 cm long, 1 cm wide eye-slits with jagged lower edge, as well as numerous round cutouts on its right side for proper ventilation. The visor’s impressive, fierce appearance is accentuated by the overly pointed bowl with flat tip. What’s more, the back of the helmet’s bowl is studded with a row of protruding, pierced rivets made of steel and trimmed with brown leather. These so-called vervelles allow for the addition of a chainmail aventail or camail (not included in the delivery).
The visored helmet’s interior is blackened for better corrosion resistance, and fitted with an adjustable, padded linen fabric liner attached to the bowl’s edge with sturdy stitches.
Suitable for re-enactment, LARP, stage or TV/film, this fully wearable knightly helm is most fitting for settings of the late Middle Ages and ideal to complete the armour of a European warrior. It will make your transformation into a proud knight just perfect, and is a great, decorative addition to any helmet collector’s treasure chamber.
– Material: 1.8 mm steel (visor approx. 1.4 mm), leather trimming, linen inlay (padded)
– Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 61 cm
– Long distance (back to front): approx. 20 cm
– Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm
– Height: approx. 43 cm (front, with closed visor) / 36 cm (back)
– Weight: approx. 3.2 kg
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain helmets on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.