Bascinet type helmet with the houndskull (dog-faced form) visor. Klappvisor (Kplappvisier) – it’s the way the visor is attached to the skull of the helmet. This method was developed in Germany around c.1360-1370. The apex point of the conical skull is slightly moved back. Such Houndskull Bascinets were the most spread helmets used by knights in Europe in c.1380-1420. The finest examples of this type of helmet can be found in the armor collection of the Churburg castle and Royal Armories (object number IV.467 and IV.470).
Eye-slots and breathing slot have flanges. The holes under the eye-slots provide good visibility. The visor is attached to the skull of the helmet by the steel hinge and strap, and has a set of breathing holes. Helmet can be equipped with aventail (butted or riveted) and padded lining optionally. Please note that Bascinet ordered without an aventail will have no vervelles.
Our Houndskull Bascinet is available in a variety of thicknesses and can be crafted from mild steel, tempered steel, stainless steel, or titanium. It can be used in full contact armored combat.
Our Houndskull Bascinet’s standard option is a folding visor, but a locking connection is also available. That will fix the visor in the open position. 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.