Bascinet



noun
(armour) a variant spelling of basinet
Historical Examples

In the preceding chapter we noticed the method of attaching the camail to the bascinet.
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

The most popular of the light helmets at this period was the bascinet.
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

The above engraving represents a helmet, of the time of Richard II., which was termed by ancient armourers a bascinet.
Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King

The first was called a bascinet, and was used for combats on foot.
A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

It was rimmed with a thin thread of gold, and, like his brother, he wore a bascinet wreathed with black and yellow velvet.
Men of Iron Howard Pyle

The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.
Men of Iron Howard Pyle

In this illustration appears also the gorget of plate that was worn over the throat and chin with the bascinet.
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

Then, drawing the knight’s own misericorde, he cut the laces of his bascinet and plunged the dagger into his Adversary’s throat.
The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman

Sometimes, in the case of Royalty or princes of rank, the bascinet was encircled with a fillet or crown of gold and gems.
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

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