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Etched Bascinet Longface

Stainless klapvisor helmet, late 14th c.


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Etched Bascinet Longface

Stainless klapvisor helmet, late 14th c.

The XIV century brought a new elegance to tournament venues and fields of combat alike. Knights received praise and renown as much for the style of the armour and the cut of their clothing as for their martial prowess – and present day reenactors often find meeting these exacting standards of style extremely hard to achieve.

At ArmStreet we know that our customers go that “extra mile” to look their best and we can do no less for them. To this end we offer a unique Klapvisor Bascinet with a “Longface” visor based on the historic example in the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy.

Whether your preferred style of fighting involves foam, rattan, steel or lances this helm, made from solid 2 mm (14 ga) stainless steel and designed to stand up to the rigors of such combat, will do any budding Black Prince proud. You may also read about our SCA-oriented helmets with laser-cut visors

This helm was one of ArmStreet’s “best sellers” at last year’s Pennsic, receiving rave reviews for its period “feel” and look.

This helm comes with an authentically styled padding, SCA-required chin strap, and butted steel aventail. We also offer this helm without the decorative etching.

You picked the 14th century for a reason. You train hard to stand out on the field, shouldn’t your armour stand out as well?

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Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle

Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle

Chin strap with one buckle Chin strap with one buckle Chin strap with two buckles Chin strap with two buckles

Chin straps with one buckle (left pictures) and two buckles (right pictures).

Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.

Available options and upgrades:

  • Mild-steel (14 ga) to meet many reenactment group’s standards — free
  •  Bar grilled visor - $130

Main bascinet features:

  • 14 ga (2 mm) stainless steel
  • Removable visor
  • Etched decorations
  • Chin strap and padding included

Padding options:

  • no padding by request;
  • cell foam fabric padding.

This item is part of the “Paladin” collection

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  • Kathy 12 of January 2020:

    are there any other leather colors that could be used for the aventail?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Yes, we can make it with black leather upon request. 

  • Jonathan Peters 27 of May 2015:

    How do i go about getting this in stainless steel?

    ArmStreet team:

    This helmet comes in 14 ga (2 mm) stainless steel by default.

  • Jarl Jon Makarson of Sweden 18 of April 2015:

    Hello Armstreet, I recently posted about whether or not I could substitute the pig faced bascinet for your visored sugarloaf helm in the King's Guard armour set, but I feel, historically speaking, that the bascinet is favourable to an "antique sugarloaf". So, I was wondering if this helm (the longface klapvisor bascinet) can be substituted in the place of the pig faced bascinet in the King's Guard kit, and if the etching on this helm can be done to match the etching in that kit. Also, would it be unfeasable for there to be the engraved brass strips put onto this helm? Thanks, and have a great day!

    ArmStreet team:

    “The King's Guard” bascinet can be replaced with longface Italian bascinet. Definitely we can make it with brass borders and rivets, but w/o Latin inscriptions, sorry.

    Optionally can be made with “The King's Guard” style etching (as shown in the “The King's Guard” pauldrons, cuirass and so on), please email us at contact@armstreet.com for more details.

  • Jeff Nash 07 of January 2015:

    Hello, I have a few questions about this item. I'm wondering what is this helmet's weight? I'm looking for custom etching to be done in a Norse style pattern such as on your stunning Viking helms. Also I'm curious if my aventail from Ulfberth would be compatible with the helmet and if so, what is required for the installation process. Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Jeff

    ArmStreet team:

    About 6.5 kg (14.3 lb) with aventail.

    Technically this is doable, but such a mixture of styles (Norse/Viking pattern and Italian helmet) will not look good. Viking helmets also have a different shape, so the pattern should be completely remade, so this modification prices will start at $150 extra.

    As for the aventail - to answer this question we need a photo, you can send it to contact@armstreet.com.

  • Jeff 10 of April 2014:

    Hi, I am interested in your Medieval Italian Etched Bascinet Helmet Narrow Face in S or M sized head. How much would a '16 ga' stainless weight in lbs - 1) with visor 2) without visor Thanks, Jeff

    ArmStreet team:

    About 6.5 kg (14.3 lb) with visor
    and 5.7 kg (12.5 lb) without visor approximately.

  • Mark Randolph 03 of April 2014:

    Hello, I recently purchased your Italian barbute and I love it so does everyone who sees it as well! My question is can I still purchase a bargrill after the fact? I know fitting might be a problem in the latch area but if you make the same size often...I can do a little fitting here as well decided I may need one for some of the summer wars.thank you for your time Mark

    ArmStreet team:

    Technically this is doable - but as you said, there may be some fitting problems. The visor separately costs around $150.

  • christopher watkins 25 of January 2014:

    I have your western style legs, arms and pauldrons and was wondering if you could do the etching on one of these to match. with the vines and flower type etching. and if so, how much extra would it be?

    ArmStreet team:

    Floral etching costs $100 extra.

  • Sean Thompson 20 of January 2001:

    Wonderful product, outstanding quality. Excellent communication. Excellent experience!

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  • Mark Randolph 08 of January 2014:

    I received my helmet today.I was very worried since the package looked horribly mangled,Opening the package I was impressed with the care that was taken in wrapping the helm for shipping there was no way a ding or dent was getting through all the wrapping.The helm is one of the most well fitting and beautiful helms I own I look forward to getting matching armor in the future.I will highly recommend Armstreet to my friends for high quality beautiful armor! Duke Marcus Greythorne "Royal Ages"

    ArmStreet team:

    Happy to hear this, thanks for your feedback! Always welcome
    back to ArmStreet!

  • Bobby Cox 20 of January 2001:

    Thank you for a prompt delivery. Very happy with the purchase.

    ArmStreet team:

    Thank you!

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