Fantasy theme gave a significant push for hobbys in one way or another connected with fencing and armor developing. Of course we can not ingnore this direction. In general, if you want to collect the most realistic fantasy armor - we are at your service! Especially since our armor has a nice design and you can create the necessary image with it.
Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop mittens, elbows, knees, etc specially for this direction. Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop specially for this discipline mittens, elbows, knees, etc. This direction of fencing is based on medieval fencing books (training books) and special very flexible and light swords are used here.
In fighting stylization, we first of all provide protection and convenience. When developing such armor, we combine the existing elements and parts of the medieval armor existing separately, but in close regions and time frames.
In historical reconstruction, we try to maximally repeat the geometry of the example artifact. The difficulty is that often both the example and the artifact are located far from us. Therefore, such work requires considerable skill.
14th century bascinet found in Ukraine
Judging by the shape Italian (not German) helmet was accidentally found in Bukrin near Kyiv.
This helmet is one of its kind, as such type was not found even in the ex-USSR area. Many thanks to the owner and collector Eugeniy Gredunov for the opportunity to take some pictures of this helmet thoroughly.
There are some vervelles on the bascinet, aventail and possibly the pieces of the liner. The visor is on removable loops. The hole on the top of the helmet was there from the beginning and possibly broke down a little with time. The helmet was left in the ground when Kyiv was in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
With careful examination you can notice that the helmet has a little unusual cutout for a face. We have a feeling it was cut after the production. It means it was either fitted for the second owner or the helmet was not perfect for the first owner in the jaw area and it was fixed.
Second theory is that when the helmet was produced the size didn’t fit the client on the height of the cutout for eyes and which is why it was altered after finishing. Or the vertical parts of the face cutout of the helmet were formed during rising and the upper part was cut to make it less time consuming.