This bascinet is a replica of a pig-faced bascinet that was presumably made between 1360 and 1390. Nowadays it is part of the collection of Churburg Castle, together with the matching suit of armour. Helmets of this type were used all over Europe between the 2nd half of the 14th and the 1st half of the 15th century. They were worn during the Hundred Years War between England and France and during the many other wars that were fought in that era in North and Central Italy. The pig-face of this helmet is very efficient, because it deflects blows to the face away to the side.
This battle-ready model is made of 2 mm steel and has a textile helmet inlay. The visor, which is fastened with pins, can be opened for an optimal field of view. The pig-faced bascinet has air holes on just one side, just like the original. It is decorated with brass strips. The lower edge has vervelles, to which an aventail can be fastened. This bascinet is made for re-enactment.
Details:Material: carbon steel
Size: 62-64 cm
Thickness: 2 mm
Based on a historical original
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.