Medieval Helmets, Renaissance Helmets and Medieval Helms from Dark Knight Armoury Medieval Helmets, Renaissance Helmets and Medieval Helms from Dark Knight Armoury
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Medieval Helmets

Medieval helmets are among some of the most varied helmets available, coming in a variety of styles that gradually offer increasingly different levels of protection. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a full line of medieval helmets, ranging from the early examples of great helmets to the late burgonet helmets of the later Middle Ages. Our medieval helmets come in a wide variety of styles, but they most specifically focus on the traditional helmets that were favored by first knights, and later, most cavalry and infantry soldiers who sought to keep themselves protected from the weapons of war in their age. The most common type of medieval helmet is the great helmet, which was also known by several other names, including the pot helmet, the sugar loaf helmet, and more. Great helmets are quite varied, possessing both rounded and conical tops, but generally always feature closed faces and wrap the head in steel, providing secure protection, with minimal ventilation. Other styles of medieval helmets are knightly helms and jousting helmets, which provide an impressive and almost unbeatable level of facial and cranial protection and were fairly typical of knights when they were jousting and competing. Crusader helmets feature a style similar to flat-topped great helmets, although many are better ventilated and a bit more ornate. Sallet helmets and barbute helmets are a product of the late middle ages and show an increased interest in the protection of a great helmet, without any of its typical drawbacks. All of these and more are the medieval helmets that we offer here. Each one is made from high-quality steel and is perfect for use both as a display and as a worn helm. Many are also effective protections that can be worn into battle, ensuring that when you fight in them, you feel and look like a warrior from the medieval era. If protection is the name of your game, then this medieval helmets section at Dark Knight Armoury is definitely the place you want to be, because here is where you will find some of our more impressive helmets, ones that will certainly afford you all the protection a warrior could desire on the field of battle.
Crusader Great Helmet
ZS-910902
The Crusader Great Helm was developed early in the 13th century. The Great Helm became the mainstay of the Medieval fighting man and lasted for about 300 years. The Crusader Great Helm is hand made of high carbon steel and fully wearable.
Price: $83.90
: $75.51
Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet
MCI-2429
Barbute helmets did not have visors, although the needs of the warrior are what dictate the evolution of the helm. This Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet is as protective as a typical barbute and then-some, thanks to the visor.
Price: $169.00
: $152.10
Loxley Helmet With Stand
882523
Medieval Collectibles is proud to offer this officially licensed replica of the Loxley Helmet, complete with stand, seen in the epic action-adventure motion picture Robin Hood from Universal Pictures and director Ridley Scott.
Price: $349.00
Visored Barbuta Helmet
MCI-2428
The barbute has undergone many changes since it first hit the field of war in the 15th century. This Visored Barbuta Helmet expands upon the original design by adding a visor, which adds protection and makes for an intimidating sight.
Price: $145.00
: $130.50
Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet
MCI-2427
If you are a warrior who seeks protection before looks, then perhaps this Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet is just what you are looking for. Modeled after the Italian barbute helmets of the Middle Ages, this helm is simple, yet effective.
Price: $129.00
: $116.10
European Sallet Helmet With Visor
AB0471
The sallet or salade was a popular and elegant headpiece in use across much of Europe throughout the second half of the 15th century. Various forms developed during this time, they all fitted closely to the front and sides of the head.
Price: $259.00
Bellows Face Sallet Helmet
AB0343
The sallet or salade was a popular and elegant headpiece in use across much of Europe throughout the second half of the 15th century. Various forms developed during this time, they all fitted closely to the front and sides of the head.
Price: $205.00
European Pigface Bascinet
ED8106
This helm became popular in the late 13th century widely replacing the Great Helm because of its close fit. Towards the late 14th century the long snouted appearance had earned it the English nickname Hounskull, or pig-faced bascinet.
Price: $188.10
Golden Knight Helmet
ZS-910899
The Golden Knight Helmet is from around the 16th century. This beautiful museum quality, late 16th century replica is full sized and ready to wear. The Golden Knight Helmet is hand made of high carbon steel and fully wearable.
Price: $131.90
: $118.71
Knights Close Helmet
ZS-910900
The Knights Close Helmet is from around the 16th century. In the legends of Knights in Shining Armor, the gallant knights wore helmets styled as this! The Knights Close Helmet is hand made of high carbon steel and fully wearable.
Price: $99.50
: $89.55
Knights Templar Helm
ED2504
Styled after an original helm of the Knights Templar, the Holy Order who fought in the Crusades. Great for SCA combat, this helm is not a lightweight. Each is handmade from 14 gauge steel. With padding, it is perfect for battle.
Price: $207.10
Engraved European Closed Helmet
AH-3814E
The closed helmet is the typical helm that is often thought of when picturing a knight of the middle ages, although this Engraved European Closed Helmet takes that thought a step further by covering the helmet with ornate designs.
Price: $162.00
Viking Spectacle Helmet
AB2994
The Spectacle Helmet is a variation of the Viking Spangenhelm and is so named for the eyepieces formed integrally with the nasal. This Viking Helmet is crafted in 16 gauge steel, leather lined and ready for use.
Price: $99.00
Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish
MCI-2422
One look at the Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish, and it is easy to see why the sallet was one of the more common helmets of the Middle Ages. Not only is this helmet protective, but it can be visually pleasing, as well.
Price: $177.00
: $159.30
Secret Helmet
AB0371
As history continued, many parts of a traditional suit of armor were dropped to increase mobility. Along with the breastplate, helmets continued to be worn. One popular style of helmet was the secret helm.
Price: $95.00
Tudor Close Helm
300432
This is the classic form most often associated with the image of a knight. During Henry the VIIIs wars in France (1522-1523), this form of helmet would have been in use on both sides. This excellent reproduction by the fine craftsmen of Windlass.
Price: $195.00
Crusader Helmet
300418
Developed early in the 12th Century, the Great Helm became the mainstay of the medieval fighting man. Worn over a mail coif and padding, this helm has menacing narrow eyeslits for maximum protection.
Price: $185.00
Crusader Flat Top Helmet
AB0359
During the crusades, life could be very dangerous. To cope with this danger, armor and weapons evolved. From the end of the 11th century all the way to the end of the 13th century, the crusades were the center of attention in Europe.
Price: $205.00
: $195.00
Spangenhelm
ED2503
This unique armor helmet of history was favored by many knights of the Middle Ages. It gets its name from the plates called spangens that were united to form the round contoured top which shunted blows easier than flat top designs.
Price: $188.10
Klappvisier Bascinet Helmet
AB0427
The Bascinet is the most common form of helmet used in the middle ages. Originally developed to be worn under the great helm or barrel helm, the bascinet eventually evolved to include a retractable visor.
Price: $205.00
Steel Barbuta Helmet
MCI-2426
If you are a warrior who wants protection first and looks second, then perhaps this Steel Barbuta Helmet is just what you are looking for. Modeled after the Italian barbute helmets of the Middle Ages, this helm is simple, yet effective.
Price: $113.00
: $101.70
Sugar Loaf Helmet
AB1340
Taking its name from the conical loaves in which sugar was sold, this Great Helm was popular during the Crusades. Providing full head protection, its conical top deflected blows much more efficiently than its flat-topped predecessors.
Price: $109.00
Comb Morion Helmet
AB2984
The Comb Morion, an evolution of the earlier Kettle Hat, was popular during the 16th and early 17th centuries. The Morion, though often associated with Spanish conquistadors, was common among foot soldiers throughout Europe.
Price: $85.00
Kettle Hat
AB0387
The kettle hat or chapel der fer was widely worn on the battlefields of Europe from the 12th to the 15th century and throughout the 16th and 17th centuries in its modified form of the morion or pikeman's pot.
Price: $185.00
Houndskull Bascinet Helmet
AB0423
The Bascinet is the most common form of helmet used in the middle ages. Originally developed to be worn under the great helm or barrel helm, the bascinet eventually evolved to include a retractable visor.
Price: $229.00
Tournament Knights Helm
ED8214
This is no average knights helmet. It goes beyond the period styles most commonly duplicated today. These spiked studs rivals the design of those great artists who created tournament armour for knights through the middle ages.
Price: $235.60
Jaw Bone Visor Helmet
AB0451
Visors were a late addition to medieval helmet. They came at a time when warriors had to chose between protection or better visibility. The visor changed that, allowing a man-at-arms could raise the visor to see the field.
Price: $205.00
Great Helmet
AB0395
Used in the 13th Century, barrel helms were a necessity for men at arms. They provided the most coverage for the weight. The barrel helm was typically worn over mail, and originally only had the ocularium opening or eye slots.
Price: $209.00
German Closed Bellows Helmet
AB2993
Armor only improved as time went by, and that was especially true for helmets. This German Closed Bellows Helmet replicates a 17th century armor that would have been the favorite of many warriors, thanks to its protective strength.
Price: $110.00
Maximillian Helm
AB1364
This Maximillian Helm is characterized by the fluted visor, popularized during the reign of the Emperor Maximilian. This style of armet remained in vogue until the mid-16th Century. The visor hinges up and the side plates hinge out.
Price: $169.00
Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet
MCI-2425
There is a reason why the great helmet of the High Middle Ages remains the choice of warriors and reenactors even today and that is because great helmets, like this Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet, are both protective and iconic.
Price: $137.00
: $123.30
Archers Spangenhelm
AB2970
This Spangenhelm style was made specifically for archers, the nasal being omitted to provide greater visibility. Our Spangenhelm is crafted in 14 gauge steel. The helm has an adjustable (spider style) leather liner and chinstrap.
Price: $109.00
Sugar Loaf Great Helmet
ED8125
During the mid 1200s, the Sugar Loaf helm became the preferred Crusader knights helmet. This great helm style offered a rounded top, so that blows glanced off the side, affording more protection from impact then earlier flat top models.
Price: $131.10
German Sallet Helm
ED8103
This helm has the popular gothic styling so favored by the German armourers of the late 1400s. Wonderful examples still exist today in museum and castle collections including the Tower of London in England.
Price: $150.10
European Pig Faced Helmet
AB1400
The Houndskull Bascinet (Pig-faced is a later term) was popular in the late 14th and early 15th Centuries. The pointed visor provided a deflecting surface for blows to the face and also improved ventilation.
Price: $109.00
Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish
MCI-2421
One look at the Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish and it is easy to see why the sallet ended up becoming one of the more common helmets of the Middle Ages. Not only is this helmet protective, but it is also visually pleasing as well.
Price: $161.00
: $144.90
Crusader Great Helm
AB1508
No helmet rings truer as a classic knights helm then this Crusader Great Helmet. This helmet remained a protector of warriors for a reason, and that was primarily the high degree of protection that this helmet offered to its wearer.
Price: $110.00
Burgonet Helmet
AH-3819
The Burgonet Helmet was, in many ways, the successor to the medieval sallet. Used primarily in the late renaissance, this helmet offered similar protection to the sallet but was considered to be lighter and easier to wear.
Price: $135.00
Templar Knight Great Helm by Marto
MA-945-2S
The Templar Knight Great Helm by Marto is a replica reproduction of style of helmet that was typically used by the crusaders in the Holy Lands, as well as the Knights Templar, for the whole duration of the early Crusades.
Price: $1,085.00
Houndskull Bascinet Helm
AB2969
By the middle of the 14th century, many knights had discarded the previously favored great helms in favor of the then-modern bascinet helmet, as defenses like this Houndskull Bascinet Helm proved to be far more protective in battle.
Price: $235.00
Pot Helmet With Visor
AB3351
This Pot Helmet, built to comply with SCA regulations, is both aesthetically appealing and highly functional. The Pot Helmet is crafted in 14 gauge steel with its great cross overlaid in brass.
Price: $219.00
Great Fighting Bascinet Helmet
AB2971
Complying with SCA regulations, this Great Bascinet will provide full head protection for the re-enactor or fighter. The hinged visor is removable and the helm is fitted with attachment points for an aventail (see our AB2735 Aventail).
Price: $229.00
Sallet Helmet
AB2731
The sallet or salade was popular across much of Europe throughout the second half of the 15th century. This reconstruction features a moveable visor (introduced late in the period to improve visibility).
Price: $239.00
Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet
MCI-2424
There is a reason why the great helmet of the High Middle Ages remains the choice helmet of warriors and reenactors today, and that is because great helmets, like this Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet, are both incredibly protective and iconic.
Price: $121.00
: $108.90
Knights Bascinet
ED8140
The Knights Bascinet is a classic full size helm of the 17th century. The round top design deflects blows minimizing a direct strike in battle. The fine visor of the helm is functional, and the helmet is made of 18 gauge steel.
Price: $218.50
European Barbute
ED8101
This helm, circa 1460, is a prime example of the true genius of early Italian helm smiths. The barbute style helm provided visibility so crucially needed in battle while providing protection of the neck.
Price: $152.00
Ultuna Helmet
AB3400
The Ultuna Helmet, so name for the grave site in Uppland, Sweden, from which the original was excavated, is an excellent recreation that exemplifies pre-Viking era armor, depicted as a helmet that looks both protective and highly ornate.
Price: $310.00
Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet by Marto
MA-901-2S
The Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet Marto is a reproduction of helmets used by mounted knights during the reign of Charles V and Philip II, and today is now a part of the collection of the Real Armeria (Royal Armory) in Madrid.
Price: $977.00
14th Century Dark Knight Helm
AH-6795
The great helm is, perhaps, one of the most iconic helmets in medieval history. It possesses a well-known form that is used by many who participate in reenactments. This 14th Century Dark Knight Helm adds a twist to the classic design.
Price: $171.00
Visored Helmet
ED8109
From East, West, or perhaps the origin lies in an ancient warrior culture, this incredible visored helm dates back to unknown time and origin. This Visored Helmet however does not diminish the exotic styling and long visored plates.
Price: $160.60
Archer's Sallet
AB0363
Even an archer had need of a helmet to keep his head safe, although what sufficed for a knight would work for an archer. That is why this Archer's Sallet helmet is so different, to better suit an archer's specific needs.
Price: $195.00
: $182.00
Knights Helmet
AH-3831N
The great helm was great for a number of reasons, but none as important as the level of protection it provided to the wearer. This Knights Helmet is a classic example of a medieval great helm that kept its wearer safe behind steel.
Price: $139.50
Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard
AB3069
Helmets of the Middle Ages could be quite varied, and this Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard is an example of this. The design of the helmet is quite distinctive, while also being rather intimidating and fully protective.
Price: $175.00
Relief Engraved Spanish Horse Helm by Marto
MA-902-2S
This Relief Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet by Marto is a reproduction of helmets used by mounted knights during the reign of Charles V and Philip II, which, today, are a part of the collection of the Real Armeria (Royal Armory) in Madrid.
Price: $1,400.00
Berserkers Great Helm
CLS-02
Not only was the great helm highly protective, but it was also quite menacing, too. And that much is doubly true of this Berserkers Great Helm, which features provides not full steel protection but also a glaring design that will leave your enemies quaking.
Price: $200.00
: $140.00
Crusader Helmet - Steel
MCI-2451-1
The great helm was very protective, but also had a few drawbacks to it. This Crusader Helmet - Steel is an attempt to circumvent those drawbacks, featuring some classic elements of the great helmet with a few key revisions.
Price: $121.00
: $108.90
Over Wearer Great Helmet
AH-3829L
There are a number of reasons as to why the great helm earned its name, although the least of which is probably because this Over Wearer Great Helmet made the wearer look like a great, powerful, and intimidating warrior or knight.
Price: $153.00
Engraved Spanish Round Morion Helm by Marto
MA-921S
The Engraved Spanish Round Morion Helmet by Marto is a full size reproduction of a 16th century helmet. The helmet provided protection for the head and featured a rounded profile, semispherical crest, and a crescent shaped brim.
Price: $390.00
Ready For Battle Helmet - Steel
MCI-2434
If you are heading into battle, you had best have a helmet. Why? Because your head is your most important part! Even if you are short on cash, you can still get a good helmet in this Ready for Battle Helmet - Steel.
Price: $56.00
: $50.40
Barrel Helmet
AH-3828
Great helmets came in several different styles, and many are labeled as barrel helms. Far from a derogatory term, though, the name merely references how great helms like this Barrel Helmet are shaped like a barrel with a rounded top.
Price: $81.00
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