The earliest versions of the bascinet, at the beginning of the 14th century, had no visors, and were worn underneath larger "great helms." After the initial clash of lances, the great helm was often discarded during fierce hand-to-hand combat, as it impeded breathing and vision. Thus, having a smaller helmet underneath was a real advantage. More information...
German Bascinet with removable nasal and aventail
The optional aventail consists of non-riveted rings, 1.6mm thick with an inner diameter of approx. 9mm. 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.