But in the latter half of the 13th century the basinet was developed into a complete war head-dress and replaced the heaume.
His helmet is a basinet, pointed at the top, probably worn over a complete hood of mail flowing to the mid-breast.
The first bed is usually a basinet—a wicker basket with high sides—with or without a hood.
Then an ax, swung blindly in the dark, crashed on the king's basinet, filling his eyes with sparks of fire.
And yet I would wager my basinet to a prentice's flat cap that it is not, for a moment, to be compared to Acre.'
The basinet was open at the face or had a movable face-piece (visor or ventaille).
The clangor of steel rose deafeningly, and sparks flew as Conan's sword crashed on basinet and hauberk.
The pillow or mattress may be turned or perhaps the mattress be raised nearer the edge of the basinet.
The basinet, then, is the battle head-dress of nobles, knights and sergeants in the 14th century.
Like the basinet it was worn in a simple form by archers and pikemen and in a more elaborate form by the knights and men-at-arms.