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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 a 16 gauge durable stainless steel construction. Most of the face is covered by two steel sections, so you can generally count on double that (16g) protection. 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.
IMPORTANT: THIS ITEM WILL BE MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. DELIVERY MAY TAKE UP TO SIX WEEKS.