Buhurt-optimal helmet according to Fine Arts Europe of the 14-15th century
Two-part welded dome, side awnings (splitvisor), lockable button.
Fixable installation of the visor in the closed position (belt with a buckle, tying a lace or a hidden hook to the harness) at the request of the customer.
Mild Steel, Thickness: 2mm.
Bascinet (French bacinet, bassinet; English bascinet; German: beckenhaube, kesselhaube; Italian. Baccineto) aka Bekenhaube and Bascinet, was very widespread throughout Western Europe and England and was perhaps more popular than the Chapelle type of helmet. The bascinets were used both by the noble class and by the inferior and infantry. This confirms a number of well-preserved artifacts in private collections and museums in Europe and the USA, as well as many examples are depicted in illustrations, sculptures, and in paintings relating to this period. Many of these images, dated to the first half of the 14th century, show Greathelms and Bascinets together. Knights depicted on tombstones usually wore bascinets while Greathelm was held in hands or placed under his head. Topfhelms, regularly used in wars of the 13th century, are forced out of the battlefield into tournaments, especially from the second half of the 14th century.
The survived bascinets are equally appreciated by both collectors and scientists studying the history of armor. Despite the large amount of information and interest of scientists and reenactors, the study of this type of helmet is still in its infancy.
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