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BASCINET HELMET of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum




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BASCINET HELMET of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum

Default options
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastening brown
  • Rivets steel nails
  • Aventail without aventail
  • Vervelles (price for 8pcs) absent
  • Visor standard visor for this model
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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
Manufacturing time
Metal for helmet dome
Color of leather fastening
Finish treatment
Vervelles (price for 8pcs)


Bascinet (also bassinet, basinet, or bazineto) of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum is a type of helmet common in medieval Europe. It replaced the topfhelms in the XIV-XV centuries, and was very common in heavy infantry and cavalry. In fact, the bascinet is the base on which you can put various visors.

Bascinet Hounskull from the Higgins Armory Museum, USA

But, paradoxically, the first models were not visored at all, they were dressed under a big tophelm, in order to withstand very powerful blows. Naturally, such a design was very cumbersome, and enjoyed limited popularity, in tournaments or in horse-drawn battles.

For foot soldiers, the ideal option was a bascinet (bacinet) with a visor, providing reliable protection, with a moderate mass (about 7 kg.). Here is an option hundsgugel - "dog head", which was popular from the end of XIV to the middle of the XV century. This practical and very reliable helmet, the conical shape of the visor guarantees excellent protection from the sword, spear impacts and arrows, and the holes provide comfortable breathing.

Up to now, about 40 specimens with visors have survived, and a few dozen without. The material for research is quite enough, and we can say that our reconstruction is an exact analogue of European helmets of the XIV-XV centuries.

Medieval bascinet Hounskull is still customized and handcrafted.

You can use this functional combat helmet for:

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

Base price includes following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing;
  • Brown leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • Sewn liner;
  • No decoration

Main photo shows steel battle helmet with following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing as finish treatment;
  • Brown leather belts;
  • Steel buckle;
  • Steel rivets

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

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 Hundsgugel helms: bascinet Hounskull of the XV century, bascinet Hounskull with single ocular of the 1430 year.  

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 want to buy this ready bascinet helmet for sale click here.


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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