Advantages (according to our specialist)
- Bascinet with aventail, 14th century
- Based on statue in Bannockburn, Scotland
- You can remove the chainmail
The bascinet is a type of helmet that was often worn since the 14th century and originated from the secret helmet. This helmet is based on a statue of Robert I (1274-1329) in Bannockburn, Scotland. In 1314 he defeated the English army at Bannockburn, a victory that led to Scottish independence. Robert the Bruce is still one of Scotland's most popular historical figures. This helmet is made of 1.6 mm thick steel with a brass crown that is riveted on it. The chainmail aventail protects the neck and throat, but you can also remove it. The inside of the helmet has a leather inlay. You can fasten the helmet under your chin with an authentic buckle. Perfect for medieval reenactment, Scottish collections and Robert the Bruce costumes.
Material: steel, brass, leather
Chainmail aventail: butted round steel rings, ID 9 mm
Max. head circumference: 69 cm
Long distance (back to front): approx. 23 cm
Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 21 cm
Height (without aventail): approx. 25 cm
Length of aventail (fully stretched): approx. 30 cm
Steel thickness: 1,6 mm
Suitable for reenactment
Weight: 4,35 kg
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 5000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Maintenance & care
Remove rust from your chainmail by rubbing the rings together (just like when hand-washing clothes, but without water). The rings will grind together and the rust will come off.
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.