A steel helm from the 14th century.

The bascinet could be open faced, or visored.

When worn with an open face a Great Helm was sometimes worn over the top for additional protection. This could then be discarded for better visibility.

A common visored style was the Pig-Faced bascinet


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About Ian Piddington

I have been involved in re-enactment since 1993. My main group now is the SCA in New Zealand, although I still do some bits with the local Jousters. Within the SCA I am Baron Sympkyn of the Moor
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