The Middle Ages covered a sizeable span of time, and that was time enough for the helmet to undergo many radical changes. And that's why the Medieval Helmets section of Medieval Armour is so full of different styles, because between classic medieval helmets and newer renaissance helmets, there were a lot of helms for a warrior to choose from. There is no one true medieval helmet, simply because, as stated above, the helmet underwent a lot of changes during medieval times, as warriors were constantly adapting their armour to suit the most pressing needs possible. This is why our medieval helms are so varied. If you're looking for a functional helmet, though, you've come to the right place, as you'll find functional varieties of all manner of historic helmets. Knights, crusaders, and Templars will find that the bascinet helmet, the great helmet, the sugar loaf helmet, and the sallet helmet are all typical of what many defined as a knight helmet or a crusader helmet. The regular soldier, on the other hand, will feel right at home wearing the kettle hat, the spangenhelm, or the barbute helmet, which are simpler, but no less protective. Virtually every helmet you'll find here is a steel helmet that's designed to take some level of punishment, although some are meant more for the rigors of combat while others are made first and foremost for their looks. You'll also find a number of great SCA helmets here, which are designed to take good knocks and provide more than adequate protection when facing a weighted and blunted training sword. Although there typically isn't any one perfect helmet for any particular style of warrior, you are almost certain to find one or more perfect medieval helmets for you to wear whenever you browse through Medieval Armour's section of Medieval Helms and Helmets.
Epic Dark Visored Barbuta HelmetEpic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet
Price: $150.70
On Sale For: $143.17
Item #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: $150.70
On Sale For: $143.17
Crusader Great HelmetCrusader Great Helmet
Price: $82.50
On Sale For: $74.25
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 made of high carbon steel and fully wearable.
Price: $82.50
On Sale For: $74.25
Visored Barbuta HelmetVisored Barbuta Helmet
Price: $127.60
On Sale For: $121.22
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 a visor, which adds protection and makes for an intimidating sight.
Price: $127.60
On Sale For: $121.22
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: $225.50
Tudor Close Helm
Price: $214.50
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 is an excellent reproduction by Windlass.
Price: $214.50
Berserker Steel HelmetBerserker Steel Helmet
Price: $107.80
On Sale For: $102.41
Item #MCI-2411
Berserkers were fierce Norse warriors who were fearless in battle. They intimidated enemies by wearing bear or wolf skins, and an awesome looking helm like the Berserker Steel Helmet would have paired nicely with their attire.
Price: $107.80
On Sale For: $102.41
Item #DS-1725
As art experienced a new style known as Gothic, so too did armour. This German Gothic Sallet Helmet with Bevor is a detailed view of how armour took on the gothic styles of the time, creating visually appealing armour that was also quite protective to wear.
Price: $434.50
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: $251.90
Knights Close HelmetKnights Close Helmet
Price: $98.45
On Sale For: $88.61
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: $98.45
On Sale For: $88.61
Golden Knight HelmetGolden Knight Helmet
Price: $120.89
On Sale For: $108.80
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: $120.89
On Sale For: $108.80
Knights Templar Helm
Price: $312.46
Item #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: $312.46
Item #AH-PRH301
England has known its fair share of conflict, sometimes over land, religion, and of course, the throne. This War of the Roses Archer Helm is based off an artifact from a period when two rival houses fought over the throne of England.
Price: $134.20
Crusader Great Helm
Price: $126.50
Item #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: $126.50
Archers Spangenhelm
Price: $119.90
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: $119.90
Crusader Helmet
Price: $203.50
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 that provide maximum protection.
Price: $203.50
Spangenhelm
Price: $291.56
Item #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: $291.56
Jaw Bone Visor Helmet
Price: $229.90
Item #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: $229.90
Burgonet Helmet
Price: $148.50
Item #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: $148.50
Crusader Flat Top HelmetCrusader Flat Top Helmet
Price: $225.50
On Sale For: $181.50
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: $225.50
On Sale For: $181.50
Pig Face Bassinet Helmet
Price: $173.80
Item #AH-3810
The bassinet was a helmet that came to use around the beginning of the 14th century. Originally, they had no visors, but eventually, the helmet evolved into this Pig Faced Bassinet, which was favored by warriors of all ranks.
Price: $173.80
Epic Dark Sugar Loaf HelmetEpic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet
Price: $117.70
On Sale For: $111.82
Item #MCI-2425
Battle for the sake of a High Middle Ages kingdom the next time you LARP by donning the Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet. A descendent of the great helm, this enclosed helmet possesses a crown that is more conical than its predecessor.
Price: $117.70
On Sale For: $111.82
Epic Dark Barbuta HelmetEpic Dark Barbuta Helmet
Price: $112.20
On Sale For: $106.59
Item #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: $112.20
On Sale For: $106.59
Steel Barbuta HelmetSteel Barbuta Helmet
Price: $96.80
On Sale For: $91.96
Item #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: $96.80
On Sale For: $91.96
Steel Sugar Loaf HelmetSteel Sugar Loaf Helmet
Price: $105.60
On Sale For: $100.32
Item #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: $105.60
On Sale For: $100.32
Item #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 amount of protection that the helmet provided.
Price: $163.90
Secret Helmet
Price: $104.50
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: $104.50
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 armor that would have been the favorite of many warriors, thanks to its protective strength.
Price: $123.20
Item #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: $177.10
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: $225.50
Lobster-Tailed Pot Helmet
Price: $118.80
Item #AH-6785
The Lobster-Tailed Pot Helmet was one of the few European helmets that had a distinctively Oriental origin, being derived from an Ottoman Turkish helm of similar design. It was adopted by much of Europe throughout the 17th century.
Price: $118.80
Gothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal FinishGothic Sallet Helmet - Dark Metal Finish
Price: $154.00
On Sale For: $146.30
Item #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 also visually pleasing as well.
Price: $154.00
On Sale For: $146.30
Great Helmet
Price: $229.90
Item #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: $229.90
German Sallet Helm
Price: $165.11
Item #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: $165.11
Sallet HelmetSallet Helmet
Price: $262.90
On Sale For: $218.90
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: $262.90
On Sale For: $218.90
Visored Sugar Loaf Helmet
Price: $158.40
Item #AH-6301
What is a good way to take a great helm and make it better? The addition of a moving face plate has taken this Visored Sugar Loaf Helmet and transformed it into a more functional piece of armor that will easily accent any knights look.
Price: $158.40
Pot Helmet With Visor
Price: $240.90
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: $240.90
European Barbute
Price: $167.20
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: $167.20
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 in the Holy Lands, as well as the Knights Templar, for the whole duration of the early Crusades.
Price: $1,193.50
Sugar Loaf Helmet
Price: $130.90
Item #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: $130.90
European Pigface Bascinet
Price: $206.91
Item #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: $206.91
Viking Spectacle Helmet
Price: $123.20
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: $123.20
Ultuna HelmetUltuna Helmet
Price: $341.00
On Sale For: $308.00
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 both protective and highly ornate.
Price: $341.00
On Sale For: $308.00
Item #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: $188.10
Item #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: $251.90
Comb Morion Helmet
Price: $101.20
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: $101.20
Gothic Sallet Helmet - Steel FinishGothic Sallet Helmet - Steel Finish
Price: $143.00
On Sale For: $135.85
Item #MCI-2421
Create a suit of armour befitting a German knight from the 15th century by including the Gothic Sallet Helmet. The descendent of the Italian bascinet, this war helmet became the preferred choice of armour for over a hundred years.
Price: $143.00
On Sale For: $135.85
Maximillian Helm
Price: $196.90
Item #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: $196.90
Item #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: $192.50
Economy Archers Skullcap
Price: $108.90
Item #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 protected as possible.
Price: $108.90
Steel German Sallet
Price: $195.80
Item #AH-4133
When it comes to the sallet helmet, some of the best came out of Germany. There, the sallet became an almost universal helm, one that was worn by most. This Steel German Sallet reflects the style of one such historic piece.
Price: $195.80
European Pig Faced Helmet
Price: $130.90
Item #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: $130.90
Item #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: $134.20
Norman Nasal Helmet
Price: $86.90
Item #AB1500
At first glance, a helm like this Norman Nasal Helmet might appear to be similar to a spangenhelm, but the two are actually quite different, with the primary differences coming from how the two helms were constructed.
Price: $86.90
Medieval Norman Helm with AventailMedieval Norman Helm with Aventail
Price: $70.29
On Sale For: $63.26
Item #ZS-901128
Once the common helmet of the day, the Norman helmet protected not just foot soldiers but also lords and kings as well. This Medieval Norman Helmet with Aventail certainly has all the details necessary to be made for a noble or a king.
Price: $70.29
On Sale For: $63.26
Item #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 amount of protection that the helmet provided.
Price: $118.80
Item #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 protective, this helmet was a favorite for a good reason.
Price: $99.00
Item #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: $1,074.70
Item #DS-1735
A lords armour was often adorned with rich detailing, while a foot soldiers armor was a bit more unadorned. That does not make it any less effective, though, and that point is proved beyond a doubt when it comes to this Gothic Sallet Helmet with Bevor.
Price: $434.50
Kettle Hat Helmet
Price: $89.10
Item #AH-6311
The typical Kettle Hat Helmet is shaped like a hat. Surprisingly, this design is quite effective, as it was favored throughout all of medieval Europe for quite some time, serving as excellent protection to all infantry who wore it.
Price: $89.10
Item #AH-6916
First recorded in use in 1281, the bascinet saw use for nearly 170 years before its decline, and even then, it was a favorite by warriors in tournaments. This Medieval Bascinet with Face Plate demonstrates why it is such a great helm.
Price: $245.30