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Helmet bascinet mid-14th century




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Helmet bascinet mid-14th century

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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 brown
  • Rivets steel nails
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
  • Aventail without aventail
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
  • Vervelles (price for 8pcs) absent
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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
Manufacturing time
Fast Shipping
Finish treatment
Vervelles (price for 8pcs)


Bacinet was a very popular form of helmet dome in the XIV century and often complemented by aventail.  

In turn, the nasal plate was a narrow metal plate designed, as you can easily guess, to protect the nose. Helmets with nasal plates were very common in Rus and Western Asia, but in Europe they were superseded by helmets with visors in the XIII-XIV centuries.

Nasal plates were designed to protect the face from not very strong blows, but unlike other means of facial protection, hardly impaired visibility and did not interfere with breathing.

We offer you a helmet with nasal plates of a detachable type (you can read about them here - Helmet's visor fixation types). Such a nasal plate has a hinge which allows it to be folded upwards and it is mounted on a special holder, which allows it to unfast the nasal plate. This is quite a specific type of nasal plate, characteristic only for Western and Central Europe and it was found mainly with bacinets, rarely occurring with cervelliere. Both were designed to be worn under a pot helmet (topfhelm). If desired to improve visibility, the pot helmet was discarded and the knight remained in the bacinet or cervelliere.

A similar nasal plate design was versatile both for helmets where the nasal plate was fixed with the aventail and those where it was not. In the first case you could detach the nasal plate, so that it hangs on the aventail, and in the second case you could flip that nasal plate up. 

With the appearance of the visor (you can read about them here - Visors of bascinet: from primitive to grotesque), the klappvisier (originally it looked like a shovel, but later it was pointed - hundsgugel) was mounted on the same fixture. The same helmet could be used with both nasal plate and visor. Usually the visor was fastened for battle, and nasal plate for the tournament, because the tournament traditionally continued to wear not a bacinet with a visor, but an ornate and dignified pot helmet, decorated with heraldic figures, under which was worn a bacinet with nasal plate. It is noteworthy that the word visier originally did not refer to the visor, but to the hinged nasal plate, while the visor (klappvisier) was considered a variation of the nasal plate. With the disappearance of pot helmets disappeared bacinets with such nasal plates, and the word visier began to mean only visor.

Main photo shows authentic battle helm with following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing as finish treatment;
  • Black leather for aventail;
  • Steel vervelles for aventail;
  • Mail aventail;
  • Sewn liner
  • No decoration

Base price includes following options:

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

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 the XIV century bascinets: bascinet with side hinged visor, bascinet helmet without a visor.

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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