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Grzegorz Kulig
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Newest raised hounsgugel bascinet from Wawel Castle inPoland         Reply with quote

Hello everybody.
I want to share with you the photos of my newest replica. ;-) It's the bascinet with houndgugel visor. The original helm can be seen in Armoury of Wawel Castle in Kraków, Poland.

Few words about the replica:
1) Both the basinet and the visor have been raised in one piece of spring steel (the helmet will be used in very intesive fighting and in jousting).
2) The basinet - I started with 2,5mm steel. The ready bowl has about 2,3mm at the top and about 1mm at the edges (at the back is a bit more).
3) The visor - I started with 2mm steel. The thickness of steel in the visor varies depending of the point.
4) Together with the owner of helmet I decided not to add this little plate at the top of the helmet (mostly because of the purpose of helmet - very intensive fighting).

Here is the link to more photos of my replica and original helmet. There are also some photos taken during raising process:
http://thorkil.pl/houndsgugel_from_wawel_castle.htm .

BTW - I am currently working on another raised bascinet. Photos can be seen here : http://thorkil.pl/under_realisation.htm

And here are few photos of Wawel helm replica :

















As always, all comments are welcome!
Regards,
Greg, aka Thorkil.

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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Grzegorz I think I'm in danger of becoming a groupie; I love you work a little too much.
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Impressive work as usual. Cool

I have a bascinet from Valentine armoury and I do notice that the view from inside with the visor down seems very restricted and the theory that these were often used without the visor when fighting on foot.

The pins holding the visor on mine is of a design where removing the visor is easy.

You can easily give up your freedom. You have to fight hard to get it back!
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2009 1:45 am    Post subject: New bacinet         Reply with quote

Gavin, I'm a groupie already..in fact if Gracjana wasn't married to him, i'd marry him my self Eek! And ask Patrick Barta to be my mistress Laughing Out Loud But seriously, what ever period, beautiful work as always from Greg.

best
Dave

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Grzegorz Kulig
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: New bacinet         Reply with quote

Thank you for compliments, Gents.

Jean - this bascinet was made for fighting on horse. And in the original helm there isn't any pin.
The difference to the original helm is the lack of this little plate on the top of bowl. Original helm has it and "my" replica hasn't.

David Huggins wrote:
Gavin, I'm a groupie already..in fact if Gracjana wasn't married to him, i'd marry him my self Eek! And ask Patrick Barta to be my mistress Laughing Out Loud But seriously, what ever period, beautiful work as always from Greg.

best
Dave


hahahaha. Dave, I hope Joanna will not see this. Razz And I am afraid that Patrick wouldn't be so happy because of being only a mistress. Razz

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stunning work!
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Grzegorz Kulig
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, Ben. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan, 2009 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This helmet is excellent work. It's beautiful and wonderful... and

It's mine... My own... My precious...

Seriously.
It's my second helmet from Greg... I am thinking about next one....
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, just identical to the original one in my profile pic.
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Grzegorz Kulig
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Bruno.
In fact they are very similar, but not identical. Wink
If I see well, you have in your profile pic a photo of bascinet from Ruestkamer, Vienna. Correct me if I am wrong, please.

But if it is like I've written then there are few differences, the main in my opinion are:
1) eye-slots
2) the visor in Vienna helmet settles lower, so as the bottom line of the visor is a bit lower than bottom edge of bascinet and the visor is arranged at a small angle regarding to the lower edge of bascinet.
In helmet from Wawel and in my replica the bottom edge of bascinet and lower line of visor make one line.

I hope it is understandable... If someone is interested I can attach here photos of both original helmets for comparison. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Mar, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool I can see that you have start to made other stuff to. Cool
http://thorkil.pl/for_sale_eng.htm


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Grzegorz Kulig
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Mar, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Laughing Out Loud Patrik - you are quick! Yes, I have started to make pattern-welded stuff by my own. Now there will be two options : blades made by me or by Robert Kapusta. I wanted to make another topic about this today, but it's possible I will be too tired... There are few other new things I would like to share with you all, but I didn't manage yet to put them on the web site.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Mar, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That spear head is a thing of beauty!
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Mar, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, Randy. Happy
Here is the topic about this spear and other pattern-welding made by me:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=156529#156529 Wink

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