(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: Raubritter 'robber knight'
Culture: Imperial German
Setting: knightly leagues, Holy Roman Empire late 14-15thc
Object: Klappvisier helmet
Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery *
"Bacinet German or Italian, about 1380 This bacinet has a detachable visor of 'hounskull' form,
so-called because of its similarity to a dog's head. It is attached to the skull of the helmet by a hinge at the brow.
The holes at the lower edge of the skull are for the attachment of a mail neck-defence."
* Higgins Armory Museum > World of Knights
"Basinet helm with 'dog-faced' visor and aventail (mail hood),
Probably Germany Steel; iron; modern leather, cord and restorations
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz." ...