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Bascinet helmet

Our bascinet helmet is an extremely impressive protective gear. It can be worn, used as a centerpiece, or simply added to your medieval collection. Our product’s material is mild steel, so you can expect a finely-crafted helmet upon purchase.

If you’re planning to pull off or create a complete medieval armor set with the bascinet, you’re all set. Here, you can match our helmet with one of our shields and armor for a classic medieval vibe.

Materials Used for the Bascinet Helmet

Our bascinet is based entirely on the original piece from history. To give you an almost identical piece, we only use the best materials for production. So, our bascinet helmet is surely efficient and durable to last.

The thickness of the mild steel used is 1.22 millimeters. We use this material to create our helmets since it has increased tensile strength. This only means that the helmet is tough and can readily withstand increased levels of tension.

So even if it gets hit accidentally, you won’t have to worry about dents and such.

The Appearance of Our Bascinet Helmet

Our bascinet helmet looks cool and authentic with an antique vibe to it. It’s strong and durable for wear, giving you maximum protection for the neck and head.

We made sure to keep the traditional design of our bascinet helmet. So, it comes with a visor to cover your entire face and a muzzle as well.

What’s distinctive about our bascinet helmet’s design is its muzzle since it resembles a hound’s face. That’s the reason why it’s also referred to as the Houndskull Bascinet.

The visor of our helmet features little holes so you can see through it. You’ll see drilled holes for linking an aventail or chainmail to it on its edge, specifically the neck portion. In the past, these additions were essential for the user’s increased protection.

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Great for Various Uses

If you think that our medieval pieces are only for decorations, they’re more than just that.

Stage plays or even movie props require authentic-looking pieces, especially when the medieval period is being represented.

That means, our helmets like the bascinet, can work as a wearable piece to represent the ancient medieval period.

In addition to that, our gear can even be utilized for LARP and the like.

Of course, its aesthetics and appeal make our helmets great additions to anyone’s collection.

Or, use it as a centerpiece and set it in the most important spot in your home.

Doing so to a helmet was one of the traditions of ancient warriors when they didn’t use these for battle.

But no matter what you use it for, our bascinet helmet is tough and durable enough to handle wear-and-tear.

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Measurements and Customization

For the measurements of our bascinet helmet, it has a nice fit at 19 centimeters from ear to ear. From front to its rear, the helmet is 23 centimeters in size.

The approximate circumference for this piece is 66 centimeters, and it weighs a total of 2.4 kilograms.

When you’re thinking of customizing the helmet, it’s possible for its circumference and sheet thickness. You can choose a skull thickness of 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20 gauge for the latter. You can also select the thickness for the face and go for 16, 18, or 20 gauge.

As for the circumference, you can choose any size you want, as long as it suits your preferences.

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History of the Bascinet

The bascinet helmet was one of the medieval helmets worn by the military soldiers of ancient Europe. It was an open-faced piece that evolved from a skullcap crafted from steel or iron.

Compared to other helmets in history, the bascinet featured a more pointy top along its skull. Then it reached downwards to its sides and rear. This was to increase the helmet’s protection to the neck.

Ancient helmets sported either an aventail curtain or camail. These were usually linked to the helm’s lower edge to protect the user’s neck, throat, and shoulders. Of course, a visor was present to prevent attacks aiming for the eyes during combat.

The original bascinets had either the double-pivot visor or the klappvisor. Both types were relatively flat and featured a minimal projection from the face. Also, these featured eye slits with a surrounding flange to deflect weapons.

By 1830, the visor became larger than the earlier versions. This featured a conical point that resembled muzzle or break, giving it the name “houndskull”. This term is a German word that translates to “hound’s hood”, but it means “pig-faced” in modern speech.

The Best Medieval Helmets at MedievalArmor.Store

Here at MedievalArmor.Store, we offer high-quality helmets, armor, and shields for your medieval needs.

Whether it’s for reenactments or collection purposes, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Like our bascinets, all of our helmets are wearable pieces.

These are all accurately designed and comfortable to wear, which makes them excellent products.