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14th Century Bascinet. Medieval Knight's Helmet (18g) Chinstrap & Leather Liner

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$230.00
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snh2224pl18.(4550)90k90.a68
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  • Product Description

    • Circ: 80.1 cm.
    • Height: 30.2 cm.
    • Weight: 3.172 kg.
    • Delivery may take up to six weeks
    • Free postage (Australia) 

     

    Most other similar helmets for sale on line are not as generous in proportions as these. Even if you take a large (60cm) hat size, you can still comfortably get an arming cap or a chainmail coif under this. It has an 18 gauge (historically accurate for overall weight) durable steel construction (0.1% carbon). Most of the face is covered by two steel sections so it has double that protection. The inside is coated with anti-rust paint. Visibilty and air flow is surprising good. The visor lifts and can be locked into place (down or up).

    The most popular of the light helmets at the 14th century was the bascinet. It appears on nearly every monumental brass from that era depicting a military figure, and was an essential part of military equipment – even for many lowly foot soldiers. Most helmets were of polished metal, others were covered with leather, and indeed silk and velvet as fashion dictated. Frequent references to these 'covers' occur in medieval inventories and wills. Sometimes, in the case of Royalty or noblemen of rank, the bascinet was encircled with a fillet or crown of gold and gems. The ocularium, or vision slit, was sometimes cut in the front of a salade, but more often it was set in a pivoted visor which could be thrown back.

    IMPORTANT: THIS ITEM WILL BE MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. DELIVERY MAY TAKE SIX WEEKS.

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