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Bascinet update

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:21 pm
by Mark Griffin
Update on bascinet with jousting visor being made by Wasson Artistry in spring steel.

Its based on one in at Leeds from Cobham Church and seems to have had a long life span judging by the various additions and changes made to it so would work 1460-1520's in extremis. Even earlier possibly judging by similar examples elsewhere.

One change we have to make is the addition of a non-period safety catch, this type dont feature any but the chances of the visor being struck under the lip and lifted up are too great to be comfortable so a solution needs to be found. This type features a demi bevor on the front that the visor fits into, seems to be an English style, but thats not enough to prevent the problem.

More anon.

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:18 pm
by Mark Griffin
oh yessssss

Considering leaving it black from forging... looks meaner that way.

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:17 pm
by Mark Griffin
after a fair bit of work Jeff has finished the helm.... just needs a liner! Excellent craftmanship


Griff

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:42 pm
by Mike Garrett
Sweet!

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:03 pm
by Mark Griffin
Very :-)

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:18 pm
by RyanA
Shiny! Looks like one of them jousting frog helmets!

Re: Bascinet update

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:39 pm
by Mark Griffin
cos thats what it is