Wenzel Bascinet – for Buhurt
Description of the Product
Made of thicker 2,5 mm steel to withstand the rigours of ultimate heavy combat. Made for buhurt, historical medieval battle (HMB), heavy combat and other Battle of the Nations -style combat.
Bascinet was a very common helmet-type used from early 14th Century up until 1450. The very first bascinets were used during the last years of the 13th Century and were used under the great helm like cervelliere-helmets. At the beginning of 14th Century (1320 onwards) armourers started adding face plates/visors to bascinets for better protection and by 1350 visored bascinet had replaced great helms on the battlefields. Bascinets stayed in common use (with some modifications on the way) all the way up until 1450. Even though bascinet was a helmet for the wealthy knightly class and heavily armored men-at-arms lighter versions of bascinets were used by some lightly armored infantry also.
The name of this helmet comes from Wenzel Bible that is a illustrated Bible made between 1389 and 1400. The bible has many scenes of war and violence and these are decipted in the Wenzel Bible using the arms, armor and style of the day. Even though studying the illustrations of Wenzel Bible is a time travel to the end of 14th Century similar helmets can be seen in other books from other times as well.
Bascinets were typically fitted with a mail curtain –called aventail- to protect the neck and throat of the wearer.
The visor of the helmet locks into upright position with a spring pin and can be locked down using a leather strap and buckle on the other side and a hook lock on the other. Inside the helmet you have a leather chin strap but no liner. All height adjustments are made by fitting padding to suit you. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing. Made by Marshal Historical. Weight approx. 3.9 kg.
Available in two sizes: size M for head circumference of approx. 60-61cm and size L for 63-64cm.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the pictures show the helmet with riveted brass vervelles, the buhurt version does not include them! New pictures upcoming.
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