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Christoffer Lorang Dahl




Location: Oslo, Norway
Joined: 18 Jul 2007

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Historical evidence on helmet         Reply with quote

Hi there!

A friend of mine is in the need of a helmet, and he has been looking at this one: http://www.mardinus.home.pl/_en/oferta/helmy_pozne_01.php?id=38

Apart from the bascinet-like shape, has anyone ever seen a visor like this? And if yes, how widespread was it?

Cheers!

Heavy metal!
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William Frisbee




Location: South Shore, MA
Joined: 07 Nov 2005

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've seen a lot of those style visors as of late, especially from our ukranian armourers, and when asked they got the ideas from the Czech armourers.

I had a HUGE list of probably 18 variations on visors for bascients someplace, but now I can't find the darn thing.

That being said, I believe it was a late 14th century bascient found in Bulgaria if I remember correctly.


AHHHAH! Found it... Best Armoury.

http://www.bestarmour.com/bascinet_5.html



But other than that I'd have to go check my books to find you real province for that style.
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Colt Reeves





Joined: 09 Mar 2009

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It reminds me of a helmet I saw in a World of Warcraft Youtube video. Other than that I'm useless to you. Big Grin
"Tears are for the craven, prayers are for the clown.
Halters for the silly neck that cannot keep a crown.
As my loss is grievous, so my hope is small.
For Iron, Cold Iron, must be master of men all..."
-Cold Iron, Rudyard Kipling
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