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'll 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.


 

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Crusader Great Helmet

Crusader Great Helmet

Item # 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:  $70.21 

Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet

Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet

Item # MCI-2429

Traditionally, barbute helmets didn't feature visors, although the needs of the warrior are what dictate the evolution of the helm. Thus, this Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet is as protective as a typical barbute and then-some, thanks to the added visor.

Price:  $169.00
On Sale For: $152.10 

Loxley Helmet With Stand

Loxley Helmet With Stand

Item # 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

Visored Barbuta Helmet

Item # 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 an effective visor, which doubles your protection, and makes for an intimidating sight.

Price:  $145.00
On Sale For: $130.50 

Bellows Face Sallet Helmet

Bellows Face Sallet Helmet

Item # 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

European Pigface Bascinet

Item # ED8106

This helm style became popular in the late 13th century widely replacing the Great Helm because of its close fit styling. 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

Golden Knight Helmet

Item # 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:  $108.21 

European Sallet Helmet With Visor

European Sallet Helmet With Visor

Item # 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 

Knights Templar Helm

Knights Templar Helm

Item # ED2504

Styled after an original helm of the Knights Templar, the Holy Order who fought thru the Crusades. Great for SCA combat, this helm is not a lightweight, each is handmade from 14 gauge steel. Display or get your padding on and you are off to war.

Price:  $207.10 

Viking Spectacle Helmet

Viking Spectacle Helmet

Item # 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 

Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet

Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet

Item # MCI-2427

If you're a warrior who seeks protection before looks, then perhaps this Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet is just what you're looking for. Modeled after the Italian barbute helmets of the Middle Ages, this helm is rather simple, yet strikingly effective.

Price:  $129.00
On Sale For: $116.10 

Knights Close Helmet

Knights Close Helmet

Item # 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:  $83.51 

Secret Helmet

Secret Helmet

Item # 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 

German Gothic Salade with Bevor

German Gothic Salade with Bevor

Item # 300148

Suitable for foot or mounted combat, this two-tiered helmet was prized by both knights and men-at-arms. The Salade (or English Sallet), which possibly originated in France or Burgundy, was constructed with a tail to protect the back of the head and neck.

Price:  $189.00 

Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish

Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish

Item # MCI-2422

One look at the Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish and it's easy to see why the sallet ended up becoming one of the more common helmets of the Middle Ages. Not only is this helmet very protective, but it can also be visually pleasing, as well.

Price:  $177.00
On Sale For: $159.30 

Crusader Helmet

Crusader Helmet

Item # 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 

Spangenhelm

Spangenhelm

Item # ED2503

This unique armor helmet of history was favored by many Knights of the Middle Ages. It gets its name from the individual plates called "Spangens" that were united to form the round contoured top which shunted blows easier than flat top designs.

Price:  $188.10 

Tudor Close Helm

Tudor Close Helm

Item # 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 

Klappvisier Bascinet Helmet

Klappvisier Bascinet Helmet

Item # 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 

Crusader Flat Top Helmet

Crusader Flat Top Helmet

Item # 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
On Sale For: $195.00 

King Richard Helmet With Stand

King Richard Helmet With Stand

Item # 882520

Medieval Collectibles is proud to offer this officially licensed replica of the Helmet, complete with stand, worn by King Richard in the epic action-adventure motion picture Robin Hood from Universal Pictures and director Ridley Scott.

Price:  $225.00 

Sugar Loaf Helmet

Sugar Loaf Helmet

Item # AB1340

Taking its name from the conical "loaves" in which sugar was formerly 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 

Jaw Bone Visor Helmet

Jaw Bone Visor Helmet

Item # AB0451

Visors were a late addition to medieval helmet. They came a time when men at arms had to decided whether they preferred addition protection or better visibility. The visor changed that, now a man-at-arms could raise the visor to see the field.

Price:  $205.00 

Tournament Knights Helm

Tournament Knights Helm

Item # ED8214

This is no average Knights Helmet, it goes beyond the period styles most commonly duplicated today. Their spiked studs rivals the efforts and design of those great artists who created tournament armour for nobles and knights through the middle ages.

Price:  $235.60 

Comb Morion Helmet

Comb Morion Helmet

Item # 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

Kettle Hat

Item # 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

Houndskull Bascinet Helmet

Item # 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 

Great Helmet

Great Helmet

Item # AB0395

Used in the 13th Century, Barrel helms were a necessity for men at arms. They provided the most coverage and protection for the weight. The barrel helm was typically worn over mail, and originally only had the ocularium opening or eye slots.

Price:  $209.00 

Steel Barbuta Helmet

Steel Barbuta Helmet

Item # MCI-2426

If you're a warrior who wants protection first and looks second, then perhaps this Steel Barbuta Helmet is just what you're looking for. Modeled after the Italian barbute helmets of the Middle Ages, this helm is rather simple, yet strikingly effective.

Price:  $113.00
On Sale For: $101.70 

Persian War Helmet

Persian War Helmet

Item # ED8113

In 515 BC the professional core of the Persian Empire Army under the rule of the Achaemendid King, "Darius The Great" was the famed "Ten Thousand Immortals" whose ranks of intensively trained remarkably responsive and mobile forces.

Price:  $160.60 

Maximillian Helm

Maximillian Helm

Item # AB1364

This Maximillian Helm is characterized by the fluted visor, popularized during the reign of the Emperor Maximilian 1494-1519, this style of armet remained in vogue until the mid-16th Century. The visor hinges up and the side plates hinge out for access.

Price:  $169.00 

Sugar Loaf Great Helmet

Sugar Loaf Great Helmet

Item # ED8125

During the mid 1200's the "Sugar Loaf" helm became the preferred Crusader Knights Helmet. This Great Helm style whose rounded top allowed blows to glance off afforded more protection from direct impact as the earlier flat top models.

Price:  $131.10 

German Sallet Helm

German Sallet Helm

Item # ED8103

This helm has the popular gothic styling so favored by the German armourers of the late 1400's. Wonderful examples still exist today in museum and castle collections including the Tower of London in England.

Price:  $150.10 

Archers Spangenhelm

Archers Spangenhelm

Item # 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 

German Closed Bellows Helmet

German Closed Bellows Helmet

Item # AB2993

Armor only improved as time went by, and that was especially true for helmets. This German Closed Bellows Helmet replicates a 17th century piece of armor that would have been the favorite of many warriors, thanks to its protective strength.

Price:  $110.00 

Comb Morion Helm

Comb Morion Helm

Item # ED8102

Although commonly thought of as a Spanish Morion helmet, this helm became the universally popular style for the pikemen during the reigns of Edward VI of England. Full size and handcrafted with brass accents. This Comb Morion Helm is fully wearable.

Price:  $114.00 

Great Fighting Bascinet Helmet

Great Fighting Bascinet Helmet

Item # AB2971

Complying with SCA regulations, this Great Bascinet will provide full head protection for the re-enactor or single-stick fighter. The hinged visor is removable and the helm is fitted with attachment points for an aventail (see our AB2735 Aventail).

Price:  $229.00 

Pot Helmet With Visor

Pot Helmet With Visor

Item # 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 

European Pig Faced Helmet

European Pig Faced Helmet

Item # AB1400

The Hounskull 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 

Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet

Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet

Item # MCI-2425

There is a reason why the great helmet of the High Middle Ages remains the choice helmet of warriors and reenactors even today and that is because great helmets, like this Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet, are both incredibly protective and incredibly iconic.

Price:  $137.00
On Sale For: $123.30 

Engraved European Closed Helmet

Engraved European Closed Helmet

Item # AH-3814E

The closed helmet is the typical helm that is often thought of when picturing a typical knight of the middle ages, although this Engraved European Closed Helmet takes that thought a step further by covering the helmet with impressive and ornate designs.

Price:  $153.00 

Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish

Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish

Item # MCI-2421

One look at the Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish and it's easy to see why the sallet ended up becoming one of the more common helmets of the Middle Ages. Not only is this helmet very protective, but it can also be visually pleasing, as well.

Price:  $161.00
On Sale For: $144.90 

Sallet Helmet

Sallet Helmet

Item # 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 

Knights Bascinet

Knights Bascinet

Item # 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 Knights helm is functional and the helemet is made of 18 gauge steel.

Price:  $218.50 

Templar Knight Great Helm by Marto

Templar Knight Great Helm by Marto

Item # 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, and the Knights Templar, for the whole duration of the Crusades.

Price:  $1,085.00 

European Barbute

European Barbute

Item # 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 

Houndskull Bascinet Helm

Houndskull Bascinet Helm

Item # AB2969

By the middle of the 14th century, many knights had discarded the previously favored great helms of the era 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 

Burgonet Helmet

Burgonet Helmet

Item # AH-3819

The Burgonet Helmet was, in many ways, the successor to the medieval sallet. Used primarily in the late renaissance of the 16th century, this helmet offered similar protection to the sallet but was considered to be lighter and easier to wear.

Price:  $127.00 

Crusader Great Helm

Crusader Great Helm

Item # AB1508

No helmet rings truer as a classic knight's helm then this Crusader Great Helmet. This helmet remained a potent protector of warriors for a reason, and that reason was primarily the high degree of protection that this helmet offered to its wearer.

Price:  $110.00 

European Bascinet

European Bascinet

Item # ED8110

The favored War Helmet of the 1300 and early 1400's! During this time of transition from chain mail to plate armor, the bascinet style helm has held its place in history. The European Bascinet is detailed with brass accents, Full size and wearable.

Price:  $176.70 

Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet

Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet

Item # MCI-2424

There is a reason why the great helmet of the High Middle Ages remains the choice helmet of warriors and reenactors even today and that is because great helmets, like this Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet, are both incredibly protective and incredibly iconic.

Price:  $121.00
On Sale For: $108.90 

Italian Cabasset Helm

Italian Cabasset Helm

Item # ED8104

This skillfully hand crafted Cabasset Helm was a popular style worn by the foot soldiers of Italy and Spain. It is a fully wearable life size replica that has been beautifully constructed of 18 gauge steel with brass fittings.

Price:  $93.10 

Visored Helmet

Visored Helmet

Item # 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 

Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet by Marto

Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet by Marto

Item # MA-901-2S

The Spanish Horse Helmet of the 16th century by Marto is a replica reproduction of helmets used by mounted knights during the reign of Charles V and Philip II, today part of the collection of the Real Armeria (Royal Armory) in Madrid.

Price:  $977.00 

Ultuna Helmet

Ultuna Helmet

Item # 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 to be both protective and highly ornate.

Price:  $310.00 

Knights Helmet

Knights Helmet

Item # 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 warrior who wore it. This Knights Helmet is a classic example of a medieval great helm that kept is wearer safe behind layers of steel.

Price:  $131.00 

Relief Engraved Spanish Horse Helm by Marto

Relief Engraved Spanish Horse Helm by Marto

Item # MA-902-2S

This Spanish Horse Helmet of the 16th century by Marto is a replica reproduction of helmets used by mounted knights during the reign of Charles V and Philip II, today part of the collection of the Real Armeria (Royal Armory) in Madrid.

Price:  $1,400.00 

Archer's Sallet

Archer's Sallet

Item # AB0363

Even an archer had need of a good helmet to keep his head safe, although what sufficed for a knight likely would not have worked 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 

Engraved Spanish Round Morion Helm by Marto

Engraved Spanish Round Morion Helm by Marto

Item # 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 

Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard

Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard

Item # AB3069

Helmets of the Middle Ages could be quite varied, and this Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard is the perfect example of this. The design of the helmet is quite unusual and distinctive, while also being rather intimidating and fully protective.

Price:  $175.00 

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