Crusader helms started out as a simple cylinder with a flat top called a great helm or pot helm. Later, the medieval helm developed into a curved shape that was pointed on top called a sugarloaf helm. This new design of the knights helm deflected the blows from sword, lance, or spear attacks. These types of Crusader helmets had small slits for the eyes and mouth, which provided poor ventilation and poor line of sight. Crusader knight helms were usually put on just before battle because the thick steel used made the design very heavy. We carry many types of Crusader helms like the Crusader great helm, Hospitaler helmets, Crusader sugarloaf helm, Templar helms, and the Crusader bascinet, among others. Do not forget this very important piece of a knights armour as you create your outfit!
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.
A variant of the medieval great helm, the sugar loaf helm possesses a more conical top than the original helmet design. The 14th Century Gilded Sugar Loaf Visored Helmet displays a golden cross shape over the front of the face.
Known historically for its thorough protection, the shape of the 14th Century Great Helmet saw popular use among crusading knights. This medieval helmet has a flat, circular top, narrow eye slits, and a wide, vented lower front.
A variant of the medieval great helm, the sugar loaf helm possesses a more conical top than the original helmet design. The 14th Century Sugar Loaf Visored Helmet displays a subtle cross shape over the front of the face.
Adorned with a bold cross detail, the Brass Trim Crusader Great Helm makes a stunning addition to the armour set of any knight. Handcrafted, this historic steel helmet features an angular design with its many plates riveted together.
In the 13th Century, knight armor was found not just in England but all over Europe. One such place was the Kingdom of Castile, in modern-day Spain. The Castilian Helmet recreates the look of a helmet from the early days of Iberia.
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.
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 made of high carbon steel and fully wearable.
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 that provide maximum protection.
The Crusader Helmet has a bold brass cross over its face, announcing your mission and prestige to any friend or foe you encounter. This 18 gauge steel medieval helmet has a historical great helm shape, cylindrical with a flat top.
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.
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.