Hounskull Pig-Face Bascinet 14th - 15th Century Helm. (14 Gauge)
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Make your own Medieval experience and complete your late 14 to early 15th century armour harness with this reproduction hounskull pig-face bascinet forged from 14 gauge steel.
This helm is a reproduction of an artefact called the Lyle bascinet (object IV.470) held by the Royal arms and armoury museum at the War gallery in Leeds in the United Kingdom (photo shown below).
Originally held by the Churburg armoury the 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 features 100% brass ascents around the visor and brass mounts for attaching a chain mail aventail.
The helm can be worn with the visor removed or in the upright position.
The 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 leather lining suspension that can be adjusted to better fit the wearer. The interior of the helm is also blackened to improve corrosion resistance.
Suitable for late 14th to early mid 15th century Medieval or Renaissance reenactment and Living history.
The helm has a circumference of 68cm which enables the wearer to also fit a suitable padded coif or cap.
Wooden helmet stand shown available separately.
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