Helmets are a distinctive part of any warrior attire, whether he or she is from the medieval era, a world of fantasy, or anywhere in between. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer an absolutely huge selection of helmets, all offered from some of the top suppliers possible, to ensure that you get a helmet to protect your noggin, you do so with quality armor and with great style. Like so many other pieces of equipment from the Middle Ages, helmets are incredibly varied. They come in dozens of different styles, many of which are attributed to many different cultures. Some are more effective than others, while others are far more appealing because of their appearance. But the one thing you can rest assured of is that when you get your helm here, you are definitely getting a quality helmet that look great, whether you wear it or display it on a helmet stand as a display in your home or office. And like the rest of our medieval wares, we endeavor to offer as wide an assortment of helmets, from as many sources, cultures, and time periods as is possible. Of course, Greek helmets and Roman helmets are well-known and so we carry lots of those, ensuring that reenactors and collectors who are interested in early history can have the helmet of their dreams. We also offer Viking, Norman, and Saxon helmets, for those who are interested in the helms worn by those during the early era of the medieval times. Medieval helmets offers some of our most numerous options, ranging from sallet helms to great helmets to pot helmets and more, while our selection of fantasy helmets includes impressive examples from the world of fantasy and fiction, so much so that they are sure to be impressive no matter what. The leather helmets we offer range from medieval to fantasy and beyond, and are great for a variety of situation and uses, too. We also offer helmet stands for displaying your helmets, as well as miniature helmets for the collector who prefers to keep things small and space-efficient. And that is only a small sampling of what we offer, so if your interest has been piqued, then take a moment to browse through the helmets section at Dark Knight Armoury, to see what is out there and what else might capture your interest.
This style of helmet was commonly used from the 6th to the 12th century, due in part to its effective and straight-forward nature. That makes helmets like this 14 Gauge Steel Norman Helmet quite iconic, and instantly recognizable, too.
The Vikings were walking proof that you did not need to have an overly complex helmet to keep your head safe. This 14 Gauge Steel Viking Helmet is a modern-day reproduction of the same helm that Viking warriors would have favored.
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.
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.
When wearing a helmet, protection is good, but comfort must also be a consideration. After all, a protective helm that is impossible to wear, is not worth much. This 17th Century Closed Burgonet blends protection and comfort perfectly.
The Alberto Morion Steel Helmet is based on historic helms often associated with Spanish conquistadors, though soldiers across Europe eventually wore it as well. The helmets distinctive crest was intended to strengthen its design.
For your next knightly excursion, top off your armoured look with the Alwin Steel Bascinet. This handmade steel helmet covers your head as well as your neck with its attached chainmail neck curtain, called a camail or aventail.
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.
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.