- armour a variant spelling of basinet
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The most popular of the light helmets at this period was the Bascinet.
It was fixed to hinges at the sides of the bascinet with pins, and was removable at will.
The first was called a bascinet, and was used for combats on foot.
The bascinet that Blunt wore glanced the blow partly, but not entirely.Men of Iron
The later form of bascinet has a movable visor which is known among armour collectors as the pig-faced bascinet (Plate V).