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Bascinet - Pigface visor

Bascinet - Pigface visor 1.6mm

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This product is for Medium size only.

NOTE: Faceplate is now removable with slide pins. (see images for large size for details)

The bascinet or great bascinets like this were the first helmets to be worn with complete suits of plate armour, and were used in battle up until the last decades of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) between England and France.

This is an early bascinet design and best suited for 14thC (1300~1390)

They 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.

Size: Internal circumference 630mm (24.8")
Height: 250mm (10")
Weight: 2.65kg
Gauge: 1.6mm (16)
Combat ready handmade helmet comes with light padding and leather chin strap already fitted. This is a very well designed and constructed piece.
Sallets were generally shallow in form and covering only the upper half of the face, this sallet has a deep profile so it sits low on the face similar to Barbutes and Bascinets.
Combat score: 9 of 10
Nicely crafted by skilled tradesmen I like that this helmet - which I assume is made in India or China - has been crafted skilfully and shows no markings of modern machinery. I was a sheetmetal worker before I retired, and the blending-in of the various surfaces of the metal is excellent. This is described as a MEDIUM size helmet and I wear a 7 1/2 size baseball cap and there was still plenty of room around the circumference. I was planning to attach an aventail at some stage because I did not think there would be enough room to wear a coif - so my next purchase will be a coif. A little more height in the crown would have been nice though. And this helmet also needs some kind of latch to hold the visor up at a 90 degree position.
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