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Bascinet for modern fencing (medieval stylization)




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Bascinet for modern fencing (medieval stylization)

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  • Metal for helmet dome cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm (14 ga)
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Rivets steel nails
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Sewn padded cap
Metal for helmet dome
Color of leather fastening
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Finish treatment


Bascinet must be the most popular type of medieval closed helmets. Only chapel could compete in popularity with it; though, wearers of these helmets were quite different. Shape of bascinet helmet notably varied not only in different historical period, but also depending on the area of wearer’s living.

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_GIjwMtGp0

But, in our humble opinion, spherical conical shape of dome with a center, shifted to the back – this one was the most widespread on the territory of the West Europe. “Roman d'Alexandre”, dated by the XII century with paintings of the XIV century is inexhaustible source in this issue. So, our stylization of medieval bascinet was based on the paintings from this collection of legends.

Basinet painting, Fresco at Rocca Albornoziana, Orvieto, Italy

Image of bascinet from “Roman D’Alexandre”

As for the bascinet visor, so we could not decide which one to make, when choosing among great variety. Each of them is the best by itself, but we had to choose an ideal one for a battle, with good protective qualities, perfect visibility and easy breathing… And, a good-looking one, of course:) But, we found a needed one in this manuscript. One half of it is covered with breathing holes; the second half has only two rows of holes. That design allows perfect ventilation and adds individuality to your bacinete.

Besides, this cool medieval helmet has extra bonus, our own innovation – visor lock pin for tournament. It is quite often when an opponent cut off the lock-on button or fixating visor belts. This trouble will not only automatically stop your participation in tournament, but also threaten your safety. So, to protect you from such harm, we have added through holes in the visor and dome from the both sides. Before the serious heavy battle, pass bolts through them, tighten the screw-nut and be sure that your visor will stay at place.

So, there is cross functional battle bascinet helmet. Dome and visor are hammered out of the top-quality cold-rolled steel of 2.0 mm. Buckles and rivets are steel too. The thickest and softest cotton liner is riveted from the inside. Helmet is fixed with the firmest leather belts and has supplemental restraint system. It is also supplied with croupon leather strap for mail or brigandine aventail (you may order is at our medieval shop as well).

Helmet bascinet in the medieval style is perfect to the last rivet and suited for a real battle.

By the way, you may choose any type and thickness of metal and finish treatment by your wish (amazing blackened (hammered) finish treatment we make for free!).


Base price includes (as main photo shows):

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing;
  • Brown leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • Sewn liner


In options, you may choose another type and thickness of metal, color of belts, finish treatment and decoration.

You can use this battle knight helmet for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval helmet at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality metal body armor, handcrafted by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced blacksmiths, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

You may also like these models of closed helmets: knightly closed helmet of the XIII century; early bascinet with lifting visor; great bascinet.

In section “Helmets”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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