Visored Sugarloaf 14th century great helm with brass cross
Bascinets or great bascinets were the first helmets to be worn with complete suits of plate armour.
This Sugarloaf Great Helm features:
Size: 670mm internal circumference (26")
Height: 300mm (11.5")
Gauge: >1.6mm (16ga)
Some of the more vulnerable sections of the crown have been made with 2mm (14ga) steel.
Combat ready handmade helmet comes with light padding and leather chin strap already fitted. This is a very well designed and constructed piece. Unlike many other 'off the shelf' helmets available this one was actually designed for combat and is not just a thicker version of inferior collector helmets.
Combat score: 10 of 10
The great bascinet developed from the bascinet, a shorter, egg-shaped helmet, with the earlier mail protection for the throat and neck replaced with plates; the throat now being protected by an additional plate, while the back of the helmet's skull was extended to cover the neck. The face would have been protected by a detachable, rounded visor pierced with numerous holes for sight and ventilation.
This visor has hinges at either side, and the visor can be removed by pins.
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