Monday, March 31, 2014

Reproduction Early 15th c. Bascinet

Just arrived today, from Jeff Wasson. I threw it on right out of the box,  so I hadn't yet tightened the lining for optimal height. It sits low in the pictures above. The main inspiration was this image from 1410-14. The visor was based on Churburg 16.

The aventail lining and attachment of the aventail to the helmet are based on the effigy of Philip the Bold in Dijon.  Several surviving great bascinets have similar pairs of holes around the lower edge of the helmet, the earliest being H. 24 in the Musée de l`Armée in Paris, dated to ca. 1400 and illustrated in Claude Blair's European Armour.

Saturday, March 22, 2014