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Bascinets

We offer one of the best sections of medieval bascinets available to buy in the UK. Our range of bascinets includes 14 and 16 gauge helmets designed for re-enactment and SCA use. Some of these helmets are constructed with 12 gauge skulls making them incredibly durable. Our collection includes bascinets that are inspired by historical pieces such as the bascinet worn by Robert the Bruce and our Tournament Great Bascinet. Many of our bascinets have detachable visors and vervailles for attaching mail aventails. Whether you require a Hounskull or Pigface Bascinet, Klappvisier or Great Bascinet, we are sure to have a helmet that suits your needs.

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  • English Bascinet - 14 gauge

    The bascinet was one of the most commonly used helmets amongst cavalry and infantry from 1300 until approximately 1420. This type of helmet can be seen in a number of artistic representations, where the entire formations of soldiers would wear this kind of helmet.

    Made in 2mm steel. Leather chin strap included.

    Perimeter: 63-64 cm 

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £78.98 Incl. Tax: £94.78

  • Robert the Bruce Helmet

    Our Robert the Bruce Helmet is a replica of the bascinet worn by the Robert the Bruce on his famous statue at the Bannockburn battlefield site. It is an accurate replica of a helmet from this period and features a chainmail aventail to protect the neck and is mounted with a brass crown. This helmet is hand crafted in 18 gauge steel. Not recommended for contact re-enactment.

    Height: 24cm
    Width: 20cm
    Depth: 24cm
    Circumference: 66.5cm
    Aventail Length: 33cm
    Weight: 4070g

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    Excl. Tax: £104.17 Incl. Tax: £125.00

  • Pigface Bascinet

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    This Pigface Bascinet replica is hand crafted in polished steel and brass and has a removable pivoting visor like the originals. It features brass 'vervailles' for attaching a chainmail 'aventail' (not included) and an adjustable leather spider liner and buckled chin strap. 18 gauge steel construction - not recommended for contact reenactment.

    Height: 26cm 
    Length: 35cm 
    Width: 18cm 
    Weight: 2060g 

    All sizes are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £62.50 Incl. Tax: £75.00

  • Churburg Pigface Bascinet - 14 gauge

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    Our Churburg Bascinet dates from approximately 1360 - 1390 and is based on a helmet that is part of a suit of armour that can be found in the Matsh family castle.  It is constructed from 14 gauge steel making it perfect for the re-enactment field. It includes a movable visor with removable pin fixing for quick removal as well as vervelles to allow the attachment of an aventail. Our Churburg Bascinet features a well-padded lining and buckled leather chin strap. Mail aventail not included.

    Inner circumference: 64cm

    All sizes are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £156.17 Incl. Tax: £187.40

  • Perseus Battle Bascinet - 12 gauge

    Although based on a historical model, combat specialists have modified this helmet turning it into an essential piece for any brawl. It provides maximum protection without sacrificing an iota of vision. The visor is held in by pins for quick removal. The closure system is a rivet spring locking system.

    Made of 2.5mm steel making it great for HMB and re-enactment. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. Leather chin strap included.

    Size M: 60-61 cm perimeter
    Size L: 63-64 cm perimeter

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £189.00 Incl. Tax: £226.80

  • Battle Bascinet 4 -14 gauge

    Our Battle Bascinet is great for SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) or re-enactment. Although it is based on a historical model, combat specialists have modified this helmet turning it into an essential piece for any battle or melee.   It provides maximum protection without sacrificing an iota of vision. The visor can be removed quickly and easily if required by removing the hinge pins. The visor also has a locking system that holds it in place when raised. When the visor is lowered it is held closed by a hook on one side and a buckled strap on the other for extra security. Constructed from 14 gauge steel with a satin finish. Features a well-padded lining and buckled leather chin strap.

    Inner circumference: 61cm

    All sizes are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £133.94 Incl. Tax: £160.73

  • Early Bascinet with Visor - 14 gauge

    Bascinets were one of the favourite choices of helmet in the 14th century and 15th century. It was probably an evolution of the cabasset used under the helmet by both cavalry and infantry. Some variations of this item were used with coif instead of aventail.  This design is based on several artistic representations dating from the first quarter of the 14th century and is common in the Spanish peninsula. Its pyramidal grill system in the visor offers an excellent defence as well as an optimal vision. The visor is foldable and has a pin system that allows a quick unmount if needed.

    Made in 2mm steel with 1.6mm visor. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. Leather chin strap included.

    Size M: 60-61 cm perimeter
    Size L: 63-64 cm perimeter

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £116.69 Incl. Tax: £140.03

  • Klappviser Bascinet - 14 gauge - Large

    The Klappvisier Bascinet is characterised by the single central hinge of the removable visor and was common in fourteenth century Germany. The visor typically covered the parts of the face not protected by an aventail, attachment points (vervelles) for which are provided on this helmet. It is crafted in 14 gauge steel and offers full head protection. Lined and ready for use. Perfect for the re-enactment field.

    Inner circumference
    : 73.5cm

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    Excl. Tax: £88.29 Incl. Tax: £105.95

  • Great Bascinet - 14 gauge

    Our 15th Century Great Bascinet features a moveable visor that can be opened both upward and also towards each side thanks to the removable pins in the hinges. Brass vervelles attached to the rim serve as attachment points for an aventail. It is crafted from 14 gauge steel making it great for re-enactment and features a padded lining and a leather chin strap.

    Depth: 43cm
    Width: 33cm
    Interior Circumference: 61cm
    Steel Thickness: 14 Gauge
    Weight: 3175g

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £87.50 Incl. Tax: £105.00

  • Houndskull Bascinet - 14 gauge

    Our Houndskull Bascinet is modelled on a late 14th. century original. The visor can be raised to provide greater vision and ventilation.  It features brass studs (vervelles) for the attachment of an aventail. It is constructed from 14 gauge steel and the helmet is fitted with a leather suspension and chinstrap. Manufactured by GDFB and perfect for re-enactment.

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    Excl. Tax: £99.83 Incl. Tax: £119.80

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