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Patrick Lawrence





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PostPosted: Sat 25 Jan, 2014 4:27 pm    Post subject: Bascinet visers 1390-1410 in Germany.         Reply with quote

Hi I am just researching viser types for German 1390ish to 1410ish.

I like this style but it seems to be limited by this time and only on the early end of my period. http://www.thorkil.pl/platnerstwo/helmy/pozne...20Sion.jpg

Then there is the hounskull that seems to cover the entire period. Some mounted in the klappviser and some not.

And then the flat viser as some people call it seems to cover the period http://www.kultofathena.com/images%5C300454_3_l.jpg

And also these larger rounded visers types seem to fit into the period. http://www.getdressedforbattle.co.uk/acatalog...entury.jpg

So best I can tell in Germany at the time these were the four possible viser types. And unlike the rest of europe many still used the klappviser style mount not all German knights used this klappviser style mount.

Shape wise the onion top bascinet seems to be mainly a local German shape in this time period also. So if I wanted the helmet to best put the harness into the time period it would probably be a hounskull with a klappviser attachement with an onion top bascinet like this one http://carnis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/1.jpg (Sadly I do not have the finances for this at the moment.)

Does any one have any thoughts or feedback on visers etc of the time. And if possible please show examples of your points and thoughts Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jan, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First, have you checked out our Spotlight article on bascinets? It has many images that show visor shapes and attachments. Also, check out this thread: Great bascinets and related helms. Some great bascinets date to your era.

That Kult of Athena helm may not be as historical as you want and may not fit the time period either. The GDFB helm is a badly done great bascinet attempt.

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Patrick Lawrence





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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan, 2014 5:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well I found a Germany company that makes an affordable helmet I like the design of. But these earlier flatter faced visers are pretty rare when you get to 1400. I would like to see if I would find some more images of them around 1400 then I would just use oneof these I like the shape.


They also make a more a hounskull helmet that is not bad looking but not typically German in shape or mounting.


I will probably not find one like this for the same (under $150 price).
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