Visored Bascinet 1.6mm Steel
Medieval Bascinet with Hinged Visor, 1.6 mm Steel
The basin hood, also known as the boiler hood or bascinet, developed in the early 14th century and was widespread throughout Central Europe until the 15th century.
This reconstruction of a Late Medieval basin hood is made from 1.6 mm (16 gauge) polished steel. The helmet has a movable, fully removable visor, which is held securely in position with pins and chains. The folding visor is equipped with a rectangular, approx. 2 to 2.5 cm wide viewing slit, and the many round recesses on the lower half ensure the necessary air circulation.
The inside is provided with a thin leather inlay attached to the helmet bell with rivets. The chinstrap made of black, 2 mm thick leather is equipped with a steel buckle.
Material: 1.6 mm steel, leather inlay, leather chin strap
Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 64 cm
Long distance (back to front): approx. 22 cm (approx. 29 cm with visor)
Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 18.5 cm
Height: approx. 30 cm
Weight: approx. 2.7 kg
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
Shipping weight: 3.50 kg