This bascinet is based on historical designs from the mid to late 14th century, but has been modified to meet the requirements of armored medieval combat sports like buhurt and HEMA. The helmet has a steel thickness of 2 mm. It comes with a leather chin strap to secure it to the head and attachment points for a mail aventail. The visor can be locked in place with a spring-loaded button on the right side, or taken off the helmet entirely by removing the pins that keep it attached.
Material: Steel, leather, brass, quilted cotton & linen blend
Steel thickness: 2 mm
Weight: approx. 3000 gr
size L: head circumference from approx. 62 to 64 cm
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.
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.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.
Read here about how we are committed to sustainability.