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Medieval Helm “The Wayward Knight”

Blackened klappvisor bascinet circa XIV


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Medieval Helmet “The Wayward Knight”  

XIV century blackened klappvisor bascinet helm

The Wayward Knight doesn’t fear what he’ll encounter in the future, much like how he doesn’t dwell on the mistakes of this past… they are all things he carries with him, as he roams lordless, without a tether - free. 

This bascinet matches our recently released “Wayward Knight” collection, a new functional armor kit that looks fearsome and fantastic at the same time. Though it was created to be worn with the whole blackened set, we feel that this helmet would look fantastic with any other armor set as well.

This bascinet is a very common for helmets found in the XIV century, as well as early in the XV. The klappvisor aspect of it was signature to the late XIV/ early XV century, and is often referred to as Central European. This specific klappvisor is based on Swiss finds, which you can see in the hook at the bottom of the visor, which sets it apart from our German helmet. A klappvisor usually (as with this one) connects to the rest of the helmet via a hinge near the forehead area, and include a leather strap to hold it in place while you fight. The visor is easily removable and can be replaced with another option, such as one of our SCA bargrills.

The Wayward Knight collection is the first full suit of armor that we have created with a new technology - chemical blackening - in mind. The blackening gives the steel a rich, dark tone, which looks amazing in any light and gives the armor an interesting twist we haven’t used before. Keep in mind that the blackened finish can only be achieved on mild steel, so this helmet may attract some surface rust if not taken care of. The blackening does, however, protect the helmet to some degree from deep, structural rust. If you are looking for something a little bit more weathered, we can also add additional “snakeskin” hammered weathering, which is great for LARP. If you’re not interested in the blackened finish, we can also produce this helmet in mild steel with either a mirror or satin finish as well as stainless steel with the same finishes.

This helmet is made from 2mm steel. It comes pre-padded and ready for combat, so you’re ready to fight as soon as it arrives! All of our helmets also come with leather chin straps. It is constructed from quality materials, with solid brass rivets, robust leather and a beautiful blackened mild steel riveted aventail. The visor is trimmed with blackened brass to match the rest of the set, which is a beautiful finishing touch.

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Please keep in mind that the fabric torse in the picture is not included
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.


  • 2mm steel;
  • Brass rivets;
  • Leather straps;
  • Mild steel aventail;


  • Historically inspired;
  • A number of different surface finishes;
  • Riveted aventail;
  • Removable visor;
  • Brass trimming;
  • Swiss klappvisor design;
  • Pre-padded.

This item is part of the “Wayward Knight ” collection

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  • Rico 02 of January 2023:

    the weigt for the helmet with a stainless avantail in stainless 12 ga? stainless 14 ga? stainless 16 ga? my head is a size 64cm

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, the total weight of the helmet is about 5 - 5.5 kg. The weight varies on the thickness (gauge) for 10% approximately. 

  • Rico 29 of December 2022:

    can i get the aventail in stainless? how much cost that extra? Did you have some SCA visor there are made with same design?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, yes we can make it with butted stainless steel aventail. No extra cost. This visor is SCA legal. 

  • Ashton 22 of January 2020:

    Is it possible to get this helmet without the visor?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Yes, it is possible. The visor is removable so you may order it with visor and take it off when needed. 

  • Micah 27 of July 2019:

    Can you blacken the helmet but not have the hammerd finish on it

    ArmStreet team:

    Hi Micah, yes it's possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment section at the checkout.

  • Tom L 25 of March 2019:

    ACL rules says mild steel needs to be 2.6mm. Can you do this?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tom, yes it is possible. Please leave this request in the comment to your order. 

  • Tom L 24 of March 2019:

    Can you get the blackend finish in 12ga 2.5 thickness and add eye bars for ACL

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tom, yes we can make the helmet in 2.5 mm thick mild steel with blackened finish. Yes, we can make eye bars for ACL. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order. 

  • Jacob M. 03 of March 2019:

    what are the dimensions of the eye slit openings?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Jacob, the eye slits are customized upon request. On the picture you may see the eye slits of about 2 cm high and 6 cm wide.

  • Patrick 25 of February 2019:

    Is the brass trim only on the blackened one? Would you be able to get a stainless 12 ga without the brass?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Patrick, the hemet can be made in 12 ga stainless steel with or without brass borders upon request. 

  • David 07 of January 2019:

    If I order the helmet in stainless steel will the aventail also be made out of stainless steel?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi David! Riveted aventail can be made in mild steel only. We can make butted aventail in stainless steel upon request.

  • Tristan 01 of January 2019:

    How much would this helm cost in stainless steel being 2.5 mm with the visor being 2 mm ? If possible, as with the visors on bacinets have a bad history of the eyes closing up after hits for me.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Tristan! There is no extra charge for this. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order. 

  • Pin 25 of November 2018:

    Hello, can the torse/orle be purchased separately? thank you very much!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Pin, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team for details. 

  • William Forbes 09 of September 2018:

    Hello, I was wondering if it would be possible to make some alterations to the shape of the helmet and aventail, as well as reducing the amount of padding (I don't need it to be SCA legal) Regards, William

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi William! Yes, customization is possible. Please specify alterations required. 

  • Nathaniel Wilson 06 of September 2018:

    Where does one find the cloth ring for the helmet? Does it come with the helmet yea or nah?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Nathaniel! It can be made upon request.

  • Tristan 24 of August 2018:

    This is SCA legal, correct? As I see that there is nothing that would prevent it from being so.


    Hi Tristan! Stainless steel version of this helmet is SCA legal

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  • Nic 26 of August 2022:

    A beautifully snug fit, padded inside to the point where it's almost comfortable to wear a full helm. Breathing holes might be a smidge too small or too few, as you can easily end up breathing your own carbon dioxide back if you're fighting hard in it, but it's so easy to take off and put on that it's hardly an issue. If you're buying this for combat, be forewarned - the blackening effect, obviously, comes off easily when struck, dented or modified. Be prepared to re-apply it in some way if you want to maintain your "Black Knight" look.

  • Aidan Plogmann 27 of July 2022:

    Came a little later than anticipated but with everything going on in Ukraine i cannot say i'm suprised, Great quality bascinet, would definitely recommend for people who dont want to cheap out on a good quality piece of armor

  • Guest 26 of February 2022:

    I received my Bascinet a Month a ago. I am truly impressed by the craftmanship and attention to details! Would highly recommend ArmStreet to anyone interested in quality buhurt armor. Stay safe in these trying times and I will definetly re-order when peace returns to Ukraine.

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