Bascinet “The King's Guard”
Italian houndskull bascinet, 15th c.
Definitely the pride of our 14th century offerings – the King’s Guard Bascinet comes with a reenactor grade, “hundskugel” visor and a bargrill visor. This combination allows for a great look on the field (while maintaining excellent vision) and a period look at court, formal presentations and strict reenactment events. The maille aventail, mounted in the period style stitched to a leather piece and attached with brass verveilles, both complements the look and gives needed protection to the neck and upper shoulders.
Our King’s Guard Houndskull is hand-crafted by our Lead Armourer in thick, 2 mm (14 ga) stainless steel designed to withstand the rigors of both rattan and steel combat for years to come. Mirror polished steel matches perfectly with the inscribed brass borders creating a helm any knight of the 14th century would have been proud to wear. For those participating in reenactment societies that do not allow stainless steel or other non-period metals, we can produce this helm in mild-steel, however our etching process works much better with stainless steel and we offer this non-decorated alternative - Houndskull Bascinet.
With ArmStreet’s signature electro-acid etching both on the steel and deeply engraved brass borders, this helm is hand-polished to a sheen any actual King’s Guard would be proud of and any King would expect.
While beautiful, this armour is built to take the rigors of rattan and steel combat and when matched with the other pieces of the King’s Guard kit creates a look that would stand out on the field of the Combat of the Thirty and be right at home in any Late 14th Century Nobleman’s home.
Our ArmStreet artisans have gone the extra mile to create an armour that screams renown and will bring both pride and prestige to any knight who wears it.
Latin inscriptions and English Translations:
Upper border: Latin (Psalm 18:38): Persequebar inimicos meos. English: I have pursued mine enemies
Bottom border: Latin (Psalm 18:39): Confringebam illos, [nec poterant stare], cadebant subtus pedes meos. English: I have wounded them [that they were not able to rise]: they are fallen under my feet.
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Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle
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.
Materials and features:
- Main material: 2 mm (14 ga) stainless steel;
- Optionally can be made of 2.5 mm (12 ga) stainless steel for $200 extra;
- Bordering: brass;
- Technologies: cold-forging, etching (electroplating and acid etching);
- Period padding, chin strap, stainless steel aventail - included.
- no padding;
- open cell foam fabric padding (light formats);
- closed cell foam fabric padding (heavy formats).
This item is part of the “The King's Guard” collectionView collection