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Our Peaked Bascinet with visor grill is inspired by the original that is deposited in the Musée de Valere, Sion, dated 1380-1400. Similar models of bascinet were found in archaeological excavations dated XIV century. But only few miniature paintings confirm the usage of such helmets by medieval warriors. The brim (peak) is probably a later addition. The face opening is protected by a visor grill (so called fish bone) that is connected to the helmet bowl by means of four pegs. The face guard (visor grill) is removable. The peak moderates the striking force of cuts directed against the head. The optional aventail protects the face additionally a covers the neck perfectly.
The Peaked Bascinet with visor grill excels other helmets of its time by important qualities that are necessary for the safety in a battle:
The optional aventail consists of non-riveted rings, 1.6mm thick with an inner diameter of approx. 9 mm. The aventail can be made from rings of other sizes and possibly from stainless steel wire on request.
This helmet can be made to measure after your measurements ‘1a’ to ‘1j’ in this measurement chart.
Please read our instructions, how to determine a helmet size correctly.
The production of chain mail armor requires a lot of human handiwork. We were affected by an important fact that also changed the rules in many other industries. The labor costs of European workers far exceed the labor costs in Asia, even if you take into account the transport costs from Asia! For this simple reason, in the EU there are no workshops that manufacture chain mail armor professionally - and we are working with professionals only! Hobby-producers, who occasionally work in their garages, do not fit into our business concept. We are very sorry; we cannot make for you any mail armor made-to-your measure. Some re-enactors found a solution for this situation: they buy our imported standard-sized mail shirts (sometimes oversize or several pieces), unravel them and make tailor-made mail shirts, legs and other armor parts by themselves.