The bascinet was the most commonly used helm in the Middle Ages. Beginning in the XIV century and continuing into the XV century, the bascinet began to develop different features. For example, from approximately 1360 – 1370, the bascinet acquired a new type of visor connection called the “Klappvisor”. This fully visored style of bascinet evolved from the bretèche of so-called “nasal bascinets” and connected to the brow of the helmet in much the same was as its predecessor. This particular type of rounded visor is commonly called a “Pigface” and is equipped with a folding visor connection as well as flanges at the eye-slits for additional protection.
Our Pigface Bascinet has been developed to withstand hard battle. In addition to the aforementioned eye-slit flanges, the apex of the skull has been rounded and placed nearer the back of the skull in order to better turn aside blows. The visor is attached by a steel hinge and leather strap and has a good set of breathing holes to help you maintain your stamina throughout a duel or melée.
Our Pigface Bascinet’s standard option is a folding visor, but a locking connection is also available, that will fix the visor in the open position. You can see how this functions in the video below. We offer a variety of customization options so that you can have a helmet that fits your exact needs and style. We draw your attention that if helmet is ordered without aventail – it’ll made without vervelles.