Hounskull Pig-Face Bared Ocular Visor Bascinet 14th - 15th Century Helm. (14 Gauge)
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This helm is a reproduction of an artefact (item CH16) held in the Churburg armour collection. The original artefact is estimated to have been made between 1371 and 1399 in Italy and may have been worn in combat during the Hundred Years' War.
The helm has a high peak and curved slope which assists in reducing the force of strikes glancing the blow away.
The helm can be worn with the visor removed or held in the upright position. A leather strap and buckle secure the visor down in position.
The bared ocular visor of the helmet can be easily removed and reattached using the metal pin attached on both sides of the helmet which is affixed to the helmet with a riveted mail chain.
This is a popular feature of this helm as it allows the wearer to wear the helmet as an open face bascinet before a combat reenactment or tournaments. Keeping the combatant cooler and more comfortable before a squire or attendant reattaches the face plate before the demonstration.
The helmet also has a padded fabric lining suspension that can be adjusted to better fit the wearer. The interior of the helm is also blackened to improve corrosion resistance.
Made from 14 gauge steel. Suitable for late 14th to early 15th century Medieval or Renaissance reenactment and Living history.
A mail aventail can be attached using the vervelles around the base of the helm.
The helm has an internal circumference of 64cm.
Wooden helmet stands and accessories available separately.
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