Discover our selection of medieval great bascinet helmets by the best brands. Marshal Historical, Ulfberth & more. Battle ready bascinets for reenactment & HEMA. Bascinets for LARP

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Battle ready bascinets by GDFB, Ulfberth & Marshal Historical

Discover our expert selection of battle ready bascinet helmets. In our reenactment experience, we spent ten years with bascinets on several battlefields in Europe. We have custom made bascinets tempered for combat reenactment and bascinets by quality brands such as GDFB, Ulfberth & Marshal Historical. Many bascinets have vervelles to which you can fasten to a chainmail aventail. We recommend attaching the aventail to a hauberk or gambeson with leather straps.

Bascinets for full contact and combat reenactment


For full contact combat reenactment such as Bohurt we recommend bascinets that are tempered and have a steel thickness of 2 mm. The tempering makes the steel tougher so that it can withstand greater impacts. Tempering or hardening is a 15th century invention that was initially used by armour smiths from Italy.

Houndskull bascinet, great bascinet, klappvisor & pig faced bascinet


The bascinet evolved from the secret helmet. The secret helmet was worn underneath the medieval great helmet. This is the most famous knight helmet of the Middle Ages. Open bascinets were worn from the 14th century onwards. Later, bascinets with a visor such as the houndskull bascinet and klappvisor bascinet were developed. The wearer could open the visor or remove it.