First recorded in use in 1281, the bascinet saw use for nearly 170 years before its decline, and even then, it was a favorite by warriors in tournaments. And this Medieval Bascinet with Wire Mask demonstrates why it is such a great tournament helm. Reflecting the typical style of the bascinet helm, this medieval recreation features a rounded skull-cap with a subtle, swept-back point, which offers the unique feature of helping to guide blows away from the head. The curve forms a subtle, rounded point, which when struck, shunts the force off to either side, keeping blows from landing directly on the crown, while also guiding them down the side of the helmet. This particular model of bascinet features a visor, and on this version, that visor is offered as an open designed mask of steel bars, which ensures good ventilation in the helmet, as well as good vision retention for the warrior wearing it, while still providing a good amount of protection, in spite of the relatively open design. The visor features a hinge to the side, and is held in place by small hooks on the helmets cheek. The helmet is offered in one size. It is made entirely in 14 gauge steel, which is hardy, thick steel that is suited for SCA, casual reenactments, and fighting. The helmet also features an internal liner. Hardy and altogether impressive in design, this Medieval Bascinet with Wire Mask is the total protection that any warrior would crave when going into a reenactment, as well as the classic helmet to wear when it comes to completing your ideal battle-ready suit of knightly armor.
- An Iconic Medieval Era Helmet Design
- Crafted Entirely from 14 Gauge Steel
- Features a Steel Face Plate for Solid Frontal Protection
- Offers Great Protection to the Head From Above
- Ideal for Costuming, as well as For Combat, SCA Events, and Reenactment
- Perfect for Medieval Knights and Warriors
- Also a Great Display Piece and Collectible
- One size fits most. Fits a Fits a 22 to 23 Inch Circumference.