A Grand Bascinet with a "Globular faced" battle helmet made in 2mm (14ga) steel. It is based on a 1440's style design, it even include the pin holes to fix it to a curaiss. Therefore it can be fixed and although this restricts movement of the helmet there is ample room inside to move the head a little bit even with thick padding on.
Bascinets or great bascinets were the first helmets to be worn with complete suits of plate armour.
This Great Bascinet features:
Size: 770mm internal circumference (30")
Height: 380mm (15")
Gauge: approx. 1.6mm (16ga) The thickness of the steel in this helmet varies due to shaping and forming.
Although it is a spacious helmet with lots of room to breathe, it would fit you best and give you some movement if your head circumference is under 690mm.
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 built from historical patterns 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.
Later great bascinet (c. 1440) with rounded skull and visor - showing the position of the wearer's head and the rotation of the visor
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