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Len Parker





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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Authentic Riveted Bascinet ?         Reply with quote

What do you guys think, authentic or not?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6a/5a/67/6a5a67ed99fcaae8559bd16d64c22875.jpg

I found it on pinterest (first link on left) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/544443042425337038/
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please forgive my skeptical nature, but I recently said the same thing concerning a recently found Viking sword---it looks very 'crisp' to be an authentic medieval piece. Well done, no doubt there....but I'm going to say 19th or early 20th century repro. If it IS an original, it never saw a battle. Wink That would have been a rich man's *Saturday night special, grab your wench, and do a promenade about the castle 'round*.

Or....I could be completely blowing smoke. WTF?! That's just the way I see it. Worried .......McM

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Either way, I'd love to have it on my mantle or on my head at Ren-fest! Laughing Out Loud Talk about a conversation starter! Big Grin ....McM
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Len Parker





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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The guys on AA seem to think it's a fake http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewto...p;t=186583 so no argument from me.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just showed a close-up of this to my wife....who knows NOTHING about armor. However, she is a near-professional seamstress. She concluded, just by looking at the way the lining is stitched, that it is a modern-era replica and purposely aged. Now, here's your two grains of salt to take with that-(..)-but I don't doubt her word a bit. I hope it IS authentic...I really do! But, the odds aren't looking too good. The perfectly round holes for an aventail appear to have never been used, suggesting that the helm was never actually fitted with one---much less worn---especially in battle. Worried So...be that as it may...your guess is as good as mine. Razz ......McM
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I think the AA guys have it fairly well nailed shut though. Wink .....McM
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No...that is not a real, antique bascinet. Lots of things are a tip off, most of them already cited here.
Lin Robinson

"The best thing in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women." Conan the Barbarian, 1982
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