Mid-14th Century style Klapp Visor Bascinet

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Bascinet Klappvisier P1

Bascinet Klappvisier P2

Bascinet Med Reg Bottom P1

Bascinet Med Reg Bottom P2

Bascinet Med Top P1

Bascinet Med Top P2

Bascinet Med Misc


I would build this helmet in the following order:

  1. Cut out the plates.
  2. Punch holes in the side/bottom plate for the camail mounting and cheek plates.
  3. Finish the plate edges and corners.
  4. Dish and shape the top halves.
  5. Weld the top halves together.
  6. Grind weld flush on the outside and cleanup weld on the inside if needed.
  7. Shape the side/bottom plate to fit the helmet top.
  8. Weld the side/bottom plate on to the helmet top.
  9. Grind weld flush on the outside and cleanup weld on the inside if needed.
  10. Put a around a 220 grit finish on the helmet. (I use the Course and then Medium 3M surface conditioning disks)
  11. Add leather mounting strip for camail.
  12. Dish, raise, and crease the Klapp Visor face plate then shape it to fit helmet with camail mounting in place.
  13. Punch breath holes and cut eye slots. Flare the edges of the eye slots.
  14. Build the hinges for the two face plates.
  15. Added rivet posts to the helmet will go through the key hole slots on the hinges.
  16. Rivet the hinge onto the Klapp Visor face plate.
  17. Add spring pin on helmet that goes through the bottom of the lower key hole slot on the face plate hinge.
  18. Shape the two cheek plates so that they support the face plate.
  19. Rivet cheek plates on to the helmet so that they are attached under the side/bottom plate (NOT over).
  20. Add two rivet posts above the top edge of the face plate to keep it from shifting from side to side.
  21. Build the bar grill visor.
  22. Weld the hinge onto the bar grill visor. Be sure to adjust the length of the hinge so that the top bar hits the two rivet posts at the same time the bottom of the visor hits the cheek plates.
  23. Add visor straps.
  24. Add the camail (Your on your own with the camail).

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