Bascinet

  • Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Seen as early as the 14th Century. The Bascinet waso a merging of both The Barbute (a form of Nasal Helmet), and The Boardbil Helmet used among Moor Warriors. Steel composite in construction, The Bascinet was designed to cover the entirety of the head. It flanged downward to protect the neck. The face of the helmet was left exposed. They were slightly form fitting in some cases. Noted for their tapering, slightly cones top (that sloped rearward), they were fitted for a chain mail  (sometimes referred to as "Camail", wrap). This could be worn to protect the face (or portion thereof). The Bascinet was the standard of both England and France with their Armies for a period, due to the cheapness of cost on manufacturing.