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.
Combat ready handmade helmet comes with quilted padded webbing 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.
Internal Circumference: 660mm (26")
Height: 280mm (11")
Combat Rating: 10 out of 10