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Medieval Italian Bascinet Helmet

Longface Klappvisor Bascinet Helm

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Standard shipping time:23-28 Days
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Express shipping time: 10-14 Days
Manufacturing time: 28-42 Days
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29 of October 2018

Review time, before I start I would like to inform you I am in the SCA and I am not the best so I eat a lot of shots. This is one of the most comfortable helmets I have ever wore. I have a collection too, and its very protective, the suspended liner and its being very well padded means you can take one hell of a beating. I would recommend getting a riveted aventail as butted chain mail does break apart, but it is very easy to repair. I will recommend you to get the bargrill visor over the stock one for a few reasons, breathing in the stock visor is quite limited (its a closed face visor so duhhh) and the vision is not as good as a bargrill. If you fight with the stock visor and take a good shot to the face and the rattan hits the visor, expect to be fixing the visor as the visor's eye will close up and you will have to hammer open the eye again, I have done this many times and it has not cracked so your ok in that department. The weight is not too much but its not a ultra light helm that mass weapons will destroy. Make sure you state you want to have a buckled chin strap though as the new system is not the best (one of the knights I train with regularly stated "that's a dumpster fire" when commenting on the chin strap in one of my helms) so go with the buckles and straps. Over all I give this helm a 9/10 with the bar-grill visor.

ArmStreet Team

Thank you for your feedback, Tristan! 

13 of August 2010

I had the good fortune to purchase one of these, which arrived safely last week. Excellent example of the armourers craft, just the right amount of hammer texture left after polish, beautifully symmetrical, very comfortable to wear. Considering the amount of work that must have gone into it this helmet really is worth every penny. Knocks everything else I have seen into a cocked hat.

ArmStreet team

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13 of January 2020

How much more for polished versus satin. And how much more for 12 gauge versus 14 gauge. Thanks

ArmStreet Team

Hi Aidan, 12 ga steel option is available in the listing, there is no extra cost for it. Please simply leave a comment to your order that mirror polishing is required, no extra cost. 

18 of November 2017

The aventail appears to be butted. How much would it cost to include a riveted aventail

ArmStreet Team

Hi Gottfried, riveted aventail costs $70 extra at the moment. 

26 of August 2016

Hi there, I am interested in knowing a bit of the history of the design. Were Klappvisor style bascinets common in Italy. Most I've seen are of German origins. The reason I'm asking is that I'm looking to put together a set of armour that is primarily of Italian design.

ArmStreet team

Klappvisor is a german invention, so they were indeed more common on the territory of modern Germany and Switzerland. But if to take into account that two main smitheries of that period are Milan and Venice, we could assume that bascinets with the Klappvisor could be made in Italy too. Here is the Italian bascinet we offer, also here is one with etching.

Sean Henry
23 of July 2014

Just to clarify before I order, is the "Late XIV Century Klapvisor Bascinet with Stibbert Museum “Longface” Visor" made of 2mm stainless steel or cold rolled? The description in "Main bascinet features" made it a bit confusing.

ArmStreet team

Basically comes in 2 mm cold-rolled steel.

Francis Porcel
24 of September 2012

I would like to know the full price with visor. thanks

ArmStreet team

The visor is included. Additional SCA bargrill is available for $130 extra.

Fin baker
05 of June 2012

From the pictures this helmet looks amazing the only thing is that I already have a mail aventail so I'm wondering if it's cheaper without the aventail it has on it but still with the fitting to attach one if it is cheaper I would like to know how much cheaper it is? Would really apreshiate a reply and very seriously consitdering byeing this helmet thank you.

ArmStreet team

You can order it w/o aventail, $50 off.

Mark Overton
20 of April 2012

Howdy, Can you give me the price of this helm in stainless, satin finish with no liner and no chain avantail? My thanks, Mark

ArmStreet team

16 ga stainless - $115 extra, or 14 ga stainless - $180 extra.
Satin finish - free option.
No liner - free option.
No aventail - you'll save $50.

07 of March 2011

does it come in stainless steel

ArmStreet team

Basically comes in 2 mm (14 ga) cold-rolled (mild) steel.
Upgrade to 16 ga stainless steel+stainless steel aventail available for $115 extra.
Upgrade to 14 ga stainless steel+stainless steel aventail available for $180 extra.

Brendan Houston
27 of September 2009

WONDERFUL work, beautiful craftsmanship, I look forward to! GREAT experience!

Johnnie Wise
15 of May 2009

Greatest helmet in my collection! Great work. I'll definitely buy again. Good transaction. Good to deal with.

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