But in the latter half of the 13th century the basinet was developed into a complete war head-dress and replaced the heaume.
The name is supposed to be a corruption of heaumet, the diminutive of heaume, the great helm of the fourteenth century.
During the mail period, no heaume is represented with a movable visor.
In the reign of Richard I., the close-fitting helmet was superseded by the heaume, great helm or tilting helmet.
The larger and heavier salades were also often used instead of the heaume in tournaments.
It will be observed that this kind of heaume is continued so low as to rest on the shoulders.
The heaume was only put on when actual fighting in battle or in the lists was about to commence.