In the preceding chapter we noticed the method of attaching the camail to the bascinet.
The most popular of the light helmets at this period was the bascinet.
The above engraving represents a helmet, of the time of Richard II., which was termed by ancient armourers a bascinet.
The first was called a bascinet, and was used for combats on foot.
It was rimmed with a thin thread of gold, and, like his brother, he wore a bascinet wreathed with black and yellow velvet.
The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.
In this illustration appears also the gorget of plate that was worn over the throat and chin with the bascinet.
The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).
Then, drawing the knight's own misericorde, he cut the laces of his bascinet and plunged the dagger into his Adversary's throat.
Sometimes, in the case of Royalty or princes of rank, the bascinet was encircled with a fillet or crown of gold and gems.