Italian barbute of the XV centuryCode: AH-38 € 328.5
Helmet of the Golden Horde warrior, XII-XIV centuryCode: AH-37 € 535.5
The Wollaston (Pioneer) Helmet of the 7th centuryCode: AH-36 € 612
Norman helmet with face and neck protectionCode: AH-35 € 328.5
Helmet from Tagancha (Ukraine), XIII centuryCode: AH-34 € 414
Bascinet with peakCode: AH-33 € 463.5
Bascinet hounskull, early XV centuryCode: AH-32 € 661.5
Helmet bascinet with "Wolf ribs" visorCode: AH-31 € 414
Fencing helmetCode: SO-1/06 € 297
Greek style fantasy helmetCode: AH-24/01 € 346.5
Helmet bascinet mid-14th centuryCode: AH-10/03 € 414
Bascinet helmet without a visorCode: AH-10/02 € 364.5
Phrygian helmet 12 centuryCode: AH-01/04 € 364.5
German Morion 1580Code: AH-30 € 661.5
Hoplite Helmet. Corinthian helmet (circa 500 BC.), Antiquity Greece.Code: AH-29 € 823.5
Sallet with brass leavesCode: EAS-03 € 661.5
Winged salletCode: EAS-02 € 823.5
Blued winged sallet with eagle headCode: EAS-01 € 1120.5
Conical helmet with full protection of the neckCode: SCAH-10 € 328.5
Bascinet with bar grillCode: SCAH-9 € 396
Conical SCA helmet with the grid and full protection of the neckCode: SCAH-7 € 378
Helmet with lifting visor and bar gridCode: SCAH-6 € 396
Helmet with lifting visor for fencingCode: SCAH-03 € 414
Knightly closed helmet of the 13th centuryCode: SCAH-01 € 463
Phrygian helm with bar grid and full neck protectionCode: SCAH-11 € 378
Early bascinet with lifting visorCode: SCAH-8 € 463.5
"Phrygian cap" helmet with bar grill and plate neck protectionCode: SCAH-5 € 396
Japanese kabuto with bar grillCode: AH-25 € 495
Tatar - Mongolian and Russian helmet 12 - 15 centuriesCode: AH-23 € 625.5
European medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th centuryCode: AH-22 € 774
Medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th centuryCode: AH-21 € 756
Italian crossbowman's sallet of the15th-centuryCode: AH-20 € 328.5
Armet closed helmet 16th centuryCode: AH-27 € 792
Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th centuryCode: AH-26 € 823.5
Gothic Sallet with visor - 15ctCode: AH-19/01 € 463.5
Italian Sallet with Visor - mid-15th centuryCode: AH-19 € 463.5
Archer Sallet 1430 - 1480 yearsCode: AH-18 € 328.5
Visored french sallet with bevor - 15th centuryCode: AH-17 € 661.5
Visored Sallet with articulated tail - 15th centuryCode: AH-16 € 378
Barbute Helm with narrow T-opening - 1460 yearCode: AH-15 € 414
Great BascinetCode: AH-14 € 661.5
Bascinet hounskull with single ocular 1430Code: AH-13/03 € 612
Italian bascinet 1460Code: AH-13/02 € 612
Bascinet hounskull with brass decoration and cross on the cheekCode: AH-13/01 € 612
Bascinet hounskullCode: AH-13 € 612
Bascinet with curved visorCode: AH-12/03 € 495
Bascinet 1350-1440 years with Single Ocular visorCode: AH-12/02 € 477
Bascinet with side hinged bar visorCode: AH-12/01 € 396
Bascinet with side hinged visorCode: AH-12 € 477
The Italian top pointed bascinet 15ctCode: AH-11/02 € 693
Onion top bascinet with klappvisorCode: AH-11 € 625.5
Bascinet with Face GrillCode: AH-10/01 € 414
Bascinet with KlappvisorCode: AH-10 € 526.5
Helmet EisenhutCode: AH-09/06 € 378
Chapel-de-fer with SCA grillCode: AH-09/05 € 495
Chapel-de-fer with ocularsCode: AH-09/04 € 297
Chapel-de-fer with bar grillCode: AH-09/03 € 414
Kettle hat (Kettle helm) with high top pointCode: AH-09/02 € 364.5
Chapel-De-FerCode: AH-09/01 € 364.5
Kettle hatCode: AH-09 € 378
Sugarloaf with decorative etchingCode: AH-07/02 € 661.5
Blued sugarloaf helmCode: AH-07/01 € 612
Sugarloaf helmCode: AH-07 € 576
Great Helm first half of the 14th centuryCode: AH-04 € 378
Great HelmCode: AH-05 € 396
Later faceguard Great HelmCode: AH-03 € 328.5
Great Helm (topfhelm)Code: AH-02 € 364.5
Helm of Nikolskoe (Orel region. Russia). End of XII - XIII centuriesCode: AH-01/03 € 576
Conical spangen helmet of the XII century with bar grillCode: AH-01/02 € 414
Fluted norman helmetCode: AH-01/01 € 495
Nasal helmCode: AH-01 € 247.5
Welcome to section “Helmets”. Here you can find different models of head protection, which were used by knights in medieval Europe.
We manufacture helmets by individual parameters and personal regards of customer. Armour is based on the museum pieces, historical paintings and gravures.
To order required model of bascinet, barbute or salad, you need to do few simple steps:
1. Open the item;
2. Choose type and thickness of metal;
3. Select metal for rivets and buckles (steel or brass);
4. Choose decoration for your helmet and method of finish polishing (satin/mirror polishing or blueing);
5. Define the required attaching system for visor, and it’s fixation;
6. Add padded or mail aventail (if you want additional protection for neck and shoulders).
If you came across any problems when ordering, please do not hesitate to contact our manager. We will help you to define your size, required model and its complement.
All samples of head defense are perfect for participation in the tournaments of medieval fencing, bohurts, historical festivals and reenactment events. Depending on the complement, they are compliant to the standards and rules of such social movements, as SCA (The Society for Creative Anachronism), HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), HMB (Historical medieval battles).
Once all options are chosen, please add item to the cart and make a payment. After that, manager will contact you with measurement request and specification of order’s details.
If you did not find required element of armour in this section, we can make it individually for you. Just send picture with detailed description to firstname.lastname@example.org , so we could quote you and discuss details of order.
A kettle hat (also known as «Chapel-de-fer” and “Eisenhut”) is the simplest type of metal head protection, which looked like a hat with wide brims. Due to ease of making, helmet was so cheap, that even warriors from lower social classes were able to afford it. Chapel was made as roundish headpiece (slightly conical-shaped or bell-typed). Wide brims were lowered a bit, and sometimes had narrow eye slits. Helmet was fixed with leather chinstrap. This head protection was in use until the middle of the XVI century.
Since Crusades of the XII century, European knights were wearing pot helms (another names “Topfhelm”, “The Great Helm”) during more than two centuries. Facepiece of this type of helmet had cross-shaped protrusion. It could be decorated with additional cross plates. As eye slits were rather narrow, there were additional ventilation holes on the front side. Generally, horsemen were using topfhelms, as this helmet had very limited visibility.
The Great Helm suffered some changes in the early XIV century: protective face plate of harder metal had being attached to the metal conical-shaped dome. Knights usually were wearing steel cervelliere with mail aventail under the topfhelm. Such design was defending at the highest level during the lance tilting on tournaments, but not during dismounted battles. So great helms passed out of use by warriors.
Bascinet (or bassinet) replaced heavy topfhelms. This type of medieval helmet had high crown of spherical or conical shape. Helmet bascinet had multifarious variant of design and provided with good protection at the same time. Helmets were distinguished by crown’s and visor’s shapes.
So-called “Onion top” bascinet had pointed top and movable visor (with holes and eye-slits or grid). Starting the XV century, bascinets were equipped with klappvisor – a type of visor, which was hinged at the central part of helmets’ forehead. Some types of klappvisors had drawn pointed shape. They were called “hounskull” or “hundskugel” for similarity with dog muzzle.
The more bowed type of bascinet – Grand bascinet – had appeared in Germany in the end of the XIV century. Solid plate provided with additional protection of chin and neck. Shape of klappvisor became more roundish, and big quantity of holes was designed for better vision and breathing.
Salad (or sallet), semi-spherical helmet with elongated neck-flap and curved edge, replaced bascinet in the middle of the XV century. There could be reinforcement rib of the form of small comb in the middle of dome. Armourers of different European countries were inventing various kid of such helmet. German style salads had movable visor. Helmets often could be decorated with top figures, such as wings, horns, etc. These sallets had large neck-flap and become a feature element on Gothic armour.
Closed helmet armet got widespread use on the South of Europe in the XV century. Back part of this head armour covered neck rather tightly, continuing its anatomical structure. Dome of spherical shape had narrow eye-slits. Bevor was a key feature of armet. It consisted of two halves, which were connected with metal pins. Visor of armet was movable. It could be raised up and fixed in such position.
Italian helmet barbute was popular among dismount warriors. It had elongated cheek plates, which looked like whiskers and provided with face protection. Probably, barbute got its name because of these plates (from Italian “beard” – “barba”).
Helmet had T-cut from the front. Some models looked similar to ancient helmets of the Roman hoplites. Semispherical dome had reinforcement rib, which softened the strike force up.