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Nick Esposito




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: earliest known date of the Houndskull Basinet?         Reply with quote

I'm just curious what is the earliest date that "Houndskull" side-mounted, visored bascinets can be traced to.
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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Hmmm         Reply with quote

Well I think it is clearly illustrated in the Grandes Chroniques de France, which they usually date in the last bit of the 14th C. I believe.

There may well be posts of this in other threads. Try a search.

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Scott Hrouda




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good evening Nick,

There is an excellent spotlight article in the Features section titled 14th Century Bascinets. This is a great starting point for a journey through the coolest (in my opinion) century out there. As mentioned in the article, 1330 is a safe date for a bascinet with a basic visor. The side-pivot houndskull bascinet would be more mid-to-late century. I am comfortable dating my kit to 1360, although I would really like to see earlier documentable evidence of side-pivot houndskull visored bascinets. Please let us know if you come across any interesting information.

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