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Houndskull bascinet

14 gauge steel houndskull bascinet with vervelles and a side-pin mounted removable faceplate. The characteristically pointed visor has led current armour students to call this type of helmet a houndskull bascinet (from "hundsgugel" meaning hound's hood) or pigface bascinet, but Claude Blair tells us that in contemporary literature they were simply called visored bascinets. The tall conical bascinet fitted with the conical houndskull visor was the most common form of the visored bascinet. This style is circa the late 1300's, and is the primary style of helmet worn with transitional harness during the Hundred Years' War - the pointed snout is *very* good at deflecting arrowstorms coming at one's face, not so good at breathing when stuck face-down in the mud at Agincourt. This helmet comes fully wearable with a quilted suspension liner, but for any combat activities I recommend that you get a size L and add more padding. These houndskulls are becoming quite popular with SCA jousters (the eyeslots are 3/8"). The GDFB aventail is designed to fit this helmet. Made by Get Dressed For Battle.

Medium 25" outer circumference
height: 10" (bottom to point)
width: 8 1/2" (across bottom at center point)
width: 10 1/2" (bottom of visor to back of helm)
weight: 7 lb 8 oz

Large (26" outer circumference)
height: 10" (bottom to point)
width: 8 1/2" (across bottom at center point)
width: 10 1/2" (bottom of visor to back of helm)
weight: 8 lb 3 oz

(so yeah, the basic difference is that the L is fatter. pro-tip: if you're going to add padding, get the large)

Price: $190 (size medium)

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Price: $190 (size large)

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