Pig Face Bascinet – San Gimignano

Pig Face Bascinet – San Gimignano

530.00 

Medieval knight’s helmet pig face. Made of 2mm thick hardened steel. Bowl welded from two halves, visor forged from one piece. Can be used in rough combat.

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Knight’s pig face helmet. Made of 2mm thick hardened steel. The original piece is on display in the Paris museum. Bowl welded from two halves, visor forged from one piece. Can be used in rough combat. Product made by one of the best Polish armourers. A complex and careful execution process takes time. However, it translates into quality. Hence, the deadlines for completing the order are quite distant. The waiting time is about half a year.

Pig face was a popular type of helmet used since the end of XIV century to half of XV century (ca. 1370 – 1430). It’s german name – Hundsgugel – means “dog’s hood”. Although it is connected with medieval Germany it’s depicted were common in France. The most characteristic part is visor looks – like a cone, which provides aerodynamic shape. It was an advantage during fight on horseback. The ventail was usually on right side of the helmtet, what could reduce the risk of death by broken lance.The moving visor gives possibility of taking breath and better view on battlefield.

At the contrast to iconograhpy we do not have a lot of preserved Pig face’s helmets, so available in our store copy is a very interesting possibility of completing the plate armour of medieval knight from XIV/XV century.

 

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Weight4 kg
Dimensions40 × 40 × 40 cm