Bascinet of Charles VI
Charles VI (1368-1422), King of France, was called the Beloved and the Mad (French: le Bien-Aimé, le Fol or le Fou). This helmet is based on the bascinet of Charles VI from the collection of “Le Trésor de la cathédrale” (Chartres, France). It has a so-called “sparrow’s beak” visor (french: visière à bec de passereau). This form of bascinet was popular in Europe from the mid XIV century to the XV century. The aventail consist of plates in the form of shields, each measuring 6×4 cm. The plates are riveted on leather, which is sewed to the padded hood with durable thread. Our Bascinet of Charles VI can be made according to your measurements and in a metal of your choosing. Order now and you’ll see present a striking image in the list!
We draw your attention that if helmet is ordered without aventail – it’ll made without vervelles.