Bascinet of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum


Bacinet is a type of helmet common in medieval Europe. He came to replace the tophelms in the 14-15 century, and was very common in heavy infantry and cavalry. In fact, the bascinet is the base on which you can put various visors.

But paradoxically, the first models did not have visors at all, they were dressed under a big tophelm, in order to withstand very powerful blows. Naturally, such a design was very cumbersome, and enjoyed limited popularity, in tournaments or in horse-drawn battles.

For foot soldiers, the ideal option was a bacinet with a visor, providing reliable protection, with a moderate mass (about 7 kg.). Here is an option hundsgugel - "dog head", which was popular from the end of 14, to the middle of the 15th century. This practical and very reliable helmet, the conical shape of the visor guarantees excellent protection from the sword, kopey impacts and arrows, and the holes provide comfortable breathing.

Up to now, about 40 specimens with visors have survived, and a few dozen without. The material for research is quite enough, and we can say that our reconstruction is an exact analogue of European helmets of the 14-15th centuries.

Base price includes the helmet is made of normal steel 1.5 mm, satin polishing, steel rivets and buckles, sewn liner. Please choose the wished type of metal and it's thickness in options.

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This product is still to be handcrafted and you may customize it selecting its properties. The measurements of your body required for crafting this product will be requested after the purchase. The product will be completely custom-made according to your wishes.

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Bascinet of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum
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