By the middle of the 14th century, most knights discarded the great helm altogether in favor of a fully visored bascinet. The visor was often conical, giving the appearance of a muzzle or a beak. They were sometimes called 'dog faced' (medievally known as a hounskull) or 'pig faced' (a common but strictly modern term).
The early versions sometimes had a neck defence of mail called a camail or aventail, while later versions (at the end of the 14th century) often protected the neck with a separate but attached plate assembly, the colletin. The aventail was attached to a leather band, which was in turn attached to the lower border of the bascinet by a series of staples called 'vervelles'. Holes in the leather band were passed over the vervelles, and a waxed cord was passed through the holes in the vervelles to secure it.
Made for those wanting a combat safe, heavy duty 'hounskull' bascinet helmet. This battle helm is designed for re-enactment combat.
This 'hounskull' bascinet helmet is featuring solid brass vervelles to attach a ventail. This helm has a adjustable quilted liner and adjustable leather chin strap. The face plate can be completely removed, there is also a locking pin to keep the face plate lifted up on the helmet. Can be easily modified by you to include a down position for the locking pin.
Brow Circumference: 63cm
Neck Circumference: 61cm (tightest fit)
Helm Height: 27cm
Visor Height: 29cm