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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.
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 loved, and used, by many who participate in reenactments. And this 14th Century Dark Knight Helm adds a twist to the classic design.
Price: $171.00
15th Century Sallet
AH-3895
A sallet is often regarded as the forerunner of the modern-day combat helmet, and when you are looking at this 15th Century Sallet, it is not hard to see why, as this helmet possesses a shape that provides good coverage and protection.
Price: $135.00
17th Century Closed Burgonet
AH-PRH302
When wearing a helmet, protection alone is good, but comfort must also be a consideration. After all, a protective helm that is difficult, or impossible to wear, is not worth much. This 17th Century Closed Burgonet blends protection and comfort perfectly.
Price: $175.50
Archers Banded Kettle Helm
AH-3881
First produced in England around 1011, the kettle hat was the helm of choice of many foot soldiers and men-at-arms. As its name implies, this Archers Banded Kettle Helm would have been a good helm for archers, thanks to its open design.
Price: $121.50
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
On Sale For: $182.00
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
Arthurian Ages Deluxe Helmet
AH-3842
Arthurian myth and legend has inspired mystical weapons and fantastic creatures, and now, it is inspired stunning armor as well! It is not hard to picture the Knights of the Round Table wearing this Arthurian Ages Deluxe Helmet.
Price: $121.50
Arthurian Helmet
AH-3803
Arthurian lore has produced many things, from famous figures like knights and queens to legendary weapons, and even impressive armors! This Arthurian Helmet is one such piece that would look great on any of King Arthurs knights!
Price: $94.50
Barbuta Helmet
AH-3826
The Barbuta Helmet, also known as the barbute, was a visorless helmet of Italian design. This helmet is straight-forward, possessing a design similar to the classic Greek helmets of old, while providing just as much protection.
Price: $85.50
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
Basic Sallet Helmet
AH-3822A
The sallet was a common helmet after their rise during the middle of the 15th century, and for good reason. Helms like this Basic Sallet Helmet were rather protective, while also lacking the drawbacks of many earlier great helmets.
Price: $121.50
Bearded Sports Bascinet Helm
AH-6927
It might be based on medieval design, but this Bearded Sports Bascinet Helm is made for modern reenactment and combat. Offered in two different gauges, this helmet is the utmost protection that a modern-day warrior and reenactor could possibly ask for.
Price: $189.00
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
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
Celtic Coolos Helmet
AH-6314N
The Celtic Coolos Helmet is a variation on the classic coolos style of helmet. A traditional coolos helmet features a simple rounded appearance, with a flared back. This helmet matches that classic design but also adds hinged cheek guards.
Price: $148.50
Celtic Spire Helmet
AH-6100
The Celts were a diverse and varied group of tribes that once occupied much of iron-age Europe. This Celtic Spire Helmet is named for the distinctive design that was used in many historical Celtic helms, featuring a tall cap with a rounded point.
Price: $138.60
Classic Spanish Morion Helm
AH-6782
While it is most famously associated with the Spanish conquistadores, the truth is that the Classic Spanish Morion Helm, and others like it, was actually a wide-spread piece that was favored all over Europe, by foot soldiers and officers alike.
Price: $108.00
Clesta Helmet
AH-3811
Sometimes some of the most effective protection you can give yourself is also some of the simplest looking. Take this Clesta Helmet, for instance, which is a shaped cap of steel that will protect any warriors head with ease.
Price: $81.00
Comb Morion - Steel
MCI-2453-1
Originally hailing from the mid-16th century, the morion was a helmet that became fairly common, thanks to its efficient and effective protection. This Comb Morion - Steel recreates the form of this ages-old helm, as well as its protective strength.
Price: $121.00
On Sale For: $108.90
Comb Morion Helmet
AH-3809
The morion helmet was introduced to warriors across Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries. It became a huge hit for its level of protection, and the Comb Morion Helmet was particularly favored by both the English and the Spanish.
Price: $99.00
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
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
On Sale For: $195.00
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
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
On Sale For: $75.51
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 Helmet
AH-3823
Crusaders came in all different types, ranging from your lowly foot soldiers to ranking knights. The one thing they had in common was all would have wanted to wear this Crusader Helmet, if only for the protection it would have provided.
Price: $99.00
Crusader Helmet - Dark Metal Finish
MCI-2452-1
The typical great helm was exceedingly protective, but also had a few drawbacks to it, as well. This Crusader Helmet - Dark Metal Finish is an attempt to circumvent those drawbacks, featuring some classic elements of the great helmet with a few key revisions.
Price: $137.00
On Sale For: $123.30
Crusader Helmet - Steel
MCI-2451-1
The typical great helm was exceedingly protective, but also had a few drawbacks to it, as well. 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
On Sale For: $108.90
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
Dark Knight Great Helm
AH-3831D
Do not let the name fool you into thinking that this Dark Knight Great Helm can only be worn by villains, because that is just not true. In fact, this helmet is a piece of protection for good and evil alike, thanks to its hardy design.
Price: $162.00
Deep Visored Sallet Helmet
AH-3822D
The sallet was a common enough after their rise during the middle of the 15th century, and for good reason. Helms like this Deep Visored Sallet Helmet were rather protective and lacked the drawbacks of many earlier great helmets.
Price: $148.50
Economy Archers Skullcap
AH-RTU789
Layered protection is the best kind of protection. This Economy Archers Skullcap was favored by archers, as well as by warriors who wanted a bit more defense to layer onto their skull, to ensure that it was as well protected as was possible.
Price: $99.00
Economy Domed Helmet
AH-RTU788
Appearances can be deceiving. As basic as this Economy Domed Helmet might seem as a skullcap, it was actually a design that was favored by countless warriors, from the crusaders in the Holy Wars to archers and foot soldiers on the medieval battlefield.
Price: $81.00
Economy Kettle Hat
AH-H026
Once, the kettle hat was one of the most common helmets across all of Medieval Europe. As this Economy Kettle Hat demonstrates, it was an efficiently designed helmet that was inexpensive to make and served well in keeping its wearer safe from harm.
Price: $81.00
Economy Morion Helmet
AH-H017
The morion is most commonly associated with the Spanish, although historically, many other cultures and troops also used it. This Economy Morion Helmet reflects the general look of the comb morion, while also possessing its highly protective design, too.
Price: $76.50
Economy Norman Helm
AH-H016
The Economy Norman Helmet carries the name of those who commonly favored this design. And it was favored for a reason, as its general shape creates an effective design that works well at keeping a warriors head safe and protected during battle.
Price: $72.00
Economy Sugarloaf Helmet
AH-H015
Deriving its name from its shape, this Economy Sugarloaf Helmet recreates a variant of the warriors great helm from the medieval era, allowing modern warriors to make it a part of their armored attire whenever they fight and reenact today.
Price: $99.00
English Knights Combat Close Helm
AH-6793
This English Knights Combat Close Helm is based on the style of helmet that became popular during the end of the medieval era, as well as during the early renaissance era, thanks to the comprehensive amount of protection that the helmet provided.
Price: $148.50
English Knights Jousting Close Helm
AH-6792
This English Knights Jousting Close Helm is based on the style of helmet that became popular during the end of the medieval era, as well as during the early renaissance era, thanks to the comprehensive amount of protection that the helmet provided.
Price: $108.00
English Knights Tournament Close Helm
AH-6794
This English Knights Tournament Close Helm is based on the style of helmet that became popular during the end of the medieval era, as well as during the early renaissance era, thanks to the comprehensive amount of protection that the helmet provided.
Price: $148.50
Engraved Comb Morion Helm
AH-3809E
The morion helmet was introduced in the 16th and early 17th centuries. It was a popular design, so much so that even officers favored it, although theirs were more like this Engraved Comb Morion Helm, to display personal status.
Price: $135.00
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
Engraved Spanish Horse Helmet by Marto
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
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
Epic Dark Barbuta Helmet
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
Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet
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
Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet
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
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
European Closed Helmet
AH-3814
The closed helmet is the typical helm that is often thought of when picturing a knight of the middle ages, and this European Closed Helmet does not fail to deliver on detail, as its design evokes images of knights in shining armor.
Price: $117.00
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
European Pigface Bascinet
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
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
Foot Soldiers Kettle Helmet
AH-6790
Preferred by the general infantry, this Foot Soldiers Kettle Helmet is a rendition of the classic kettle hat, which was first made in England around 1011. Easy to make and surprisingly protective, this helmet was a favorite for a good reason.
Price: $90.00
French Bascinet Sports Helm with Face Plate
AH-6912W
Historically, the bascinet was designed to help do away with cumbersome and unwieldy Great helmets. This French Bascinet Sports Helm with Face Plate, based on a French design, is made to maneuverable and effective, as well as highly protective.
Price: $292.50
French Bascinet Sports Helm with Wire Mask
AH-6912
Historically, the bascinet was designed to help do away with cumbersome and unwieldy Great helmets. This French Bascinet Sports Helm with Wire Mask, based on a French design, is made to maneuverable and effective, as well as highly protective.
Price: $337.50
French Celtic Helm
AH-6099
The Celts were a diverse and varied group of tribes that once occupied much of iron-age Europe. This French Celtic Helm is named partially for its origins, and partially because it is modeled after a Celtic helmet that was unearthed in France.
Price: $138.60
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
German Gothic Sallet Helmet With Bevor
DS-1725
As art experienced a new style known as gothic, so too did armor. This German Gothic Sallet Helmet with Bevor is a view of how armor took on the gothic styles of the time, creating appealing armor that was also protective to wear.
Price: $405.00
German Sallet Helm
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
German Visored Sallet Helmet
AH-3822B
The sallet was a common helmet after their rise during the 15th century, and for good reason. Helms like this German Visored Sallet Helmet were rather protective, while also lacking the drawbacks of many earlier great helmets.
Price: $148.50
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