Robert the Bruce helmet, medieval bascineto with aventail, 1.6 mm steel - 1

Robert the Bruce helmet, medieval bascineto with aventail, 1.6 mm steel

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The bascinet appeared in the early fourteenth century. It evolved from the so-called cervelliere or secret helmet (a simple cranial cap) and remained a popular helmet until the 15th century throughout Central Europe.

The medieval bascinet we offer here is based on the helmet seen on the famous bronze statue of Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329) in Bannockburn. In 1314, after years of campaigning against the English crown, King Robert (commonly known as Robert the Bruce) defeated Edward II's army ofEngland at the Battle ofBannockburn, a decisive battle that eventually led to the restoration of Scottish independence. Like the legendary William Wallace, Robert the Bruce remains one of Scotland's most celebrated historical figures to date.

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  • This early 14th century bascinet is made of 1.6 mm (16 gauge) steel and adorned with a riveted brass crown with beautiful details. It has a mesh dimension at shoulder height, aventail or camail, which protects the neck and throat. The 4-in-1 mesh is composed of steel rings with 1.6 mm thickness and internal diameter of approx. Nine millimeters. The detachable aventail is strongly tailored to an approx piercing. 4 cm wide leather band that is adjusted around the bottom edge of the bowl and tied to a series of brass vervelles (small protruding anchor points or rivets with holes) with a thin leather drawstring. The mesh dimension can then be removed or put back at will.

    The blackened interior is fitted with a thin suspension lining made of leather. The 3 mm thick brown leather chin strap is adjustable and closes with an antique brass buckle.

    Suitable for lightweight combat reenactans, LARP, stage or TV/movie, this thin and fully usable helmet will make your transformation into a proud knight or noble king perfect. Of course, it will also be a great addition to any helmet collector's treasure chamber and a decorative display piece for all enthusiasts of Scottish history.

    - Material: 1.6 mm steel, leather inlay, leather strap for chin with brass buckle
    - Aventail mesh dimension: round steel rings with tip, ID 9 mm

    - Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 69 cm
    - Long distance (back to front): approx. 23 cm
    - Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 21 cm
    - Height (no aventail): approx. 25 cm
    - Length of aventail (fully stretched): approx. 30 cm
    - Weight (with aventail) approx. 4.35 kg As