This is a very well handcrafted reproduction of the bascinet helmet used in the late 14th century and early 15th century. It has a solid bulbous visor which allows for thrusting blows to be deflected away from the front of the head and face. This makes it an ideal helmet for jousting or for any form of foot combat where thrusting blows are allowed.
It can be made with either a 64cm or 68cm forehead circumference.
A leather liner is provided and this can be adjusted so the helmet can comfortably fit most head shapes.
A padded arming cap should be worn with this helmet and for additional protection around the base of the neck and shoulders a maille standard (collar) or short aventail. Vervelles (the small metal projections around the base of the helmet are for attaching the maille to).
Price includes GST and tracked postage within New Zealand.