This robust Medieval helmet is based on a 14th century German original and is crafted from durable 16 gauge steel with a thickly padded interior liner. The Klappvisor style visor is fully articulated and can be raised when moments of unrestricted visibility is needed; when closed its eye slots afford a surprisingly good field of vision whilst keeping the entirety of the face well protected. If desired, the visor can be secured in a down position by buckling it around the helmet with its included leather strap and buckle. Historically, Bascinet helmets would often be paired with an encompassing aventail of chainmail and the cylindrical tabs that line the edge of the helmet are built to allow for an aventail to be installed onto the helm relatively easily by placing a prepared aventail over the slots and then using the cylindrical tab eyelets to lace and secure the aventail to the helmet.
The interior of the helmet is blackened and has an encompassing pelerine style liner of sturdy cotton cloth which is well padded on the interior for maximizing protection from impact. This liner not only protects the dome of the head, but also extends on the inside to protect the sides of the head. Two pairs of chin straps are solidly riveted to the helmet and these are made of thick leather paired with tough steel buckles. One chin strap secures the helmet around the chin, while the other one can be used to secure the helmet to a chosen anchoring point on your armor to further secure and prevent the helmet from being lost should it be knocked off.
Please Note: Helmet circumference is listed at 28.3″ but the thick padding makes it viable to be snugly worn with interior circumference sizes of 23″ and more.
- Front to Back: 10″
- Side to Side: 8″
- Interior Circumference: 28.3″ (Will fit head sizes of 23″+)
- Gauge: 16 Gauge Steel
- Weight: 7 lbs
architekts (verified owner) –
I bought this helmet last year and I only have good things to saw about it. We were able to make an aventail for it and I’ve been able to use it in countless fights and in one tournament as well. The padding is great, visibility is good; just an overall good helmet.