Bascinet of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum

Bascinet of 1380-1410 years, from Higgins Armoury Museum

Code: AH-39 € 660
Italian barbute of the XV century

Italian barbute of the XV century

Code: AH-38 € 328.5
Helmet of the Golden Horde warrior, XII-XIV century

Helmet of the Golden Horde warrior, XII-XIV century

Code: AH-37 € 535.5
The Wollaston (Pioneer) Helmet of the 7th century

The Wollaston (Pioneer) Helmet of the 7th century

Code: AH-36 € 612
Norman helmet with face and neck protection

Norman helmet with face and neck protection

Code: AH-35 € 328.5
Helmet from Tagancha (Ukraine), XIII century

Helmet from Tagancha (Ukraine), XIII century

Code: AH-34 € 414
Bascinet with peak

Bascinet with peak

Code: AH-33 € 463.5
Bascinet hounskull, early XV century

Bascinet hounskull, early XV century

Code: AH-32 € 661.5
Helmet bascinet with "Wolf ribs" visor

Helmet bascinet with "Wolf ribs" visor

Code: AH-31 € 414
Fencing helmet

Fencing helmet

Code: SO-1/06 € 297
Greek style fantasy helmet

Greek style fantasy helmet

Code: AH-24/01 € 346.5
Helmet bascinet mid-14th century

Helmet bascinet mid-14th century

Code: AH-10/03 € 414
Bascinet helmet without a visor

Bascinet helmet without a visor

Code: AH-10/02 € 364.5
Phrygian helmet 12 century

Phrygian helmet 12 century

Code: AH-01/04 € 364.5
German Morion 1580

German Morion 1580

Code: AH-30 € 661.5
Hoplite Helmet. Corinthian helmet (circa 500 BC.), Antiquity Greece.

Hoplite Helmet. Corinthian helmet (circa 500 BC.), Antiquity Greece.

Code: AH-29 € 823.5
Sallet with brass leaves

Sallet with brass leaves

Code: EAS-03 € 661.5
Winged sallet

Winged sallet

Code: EAS-02 € 823.5
Blued winged sallet with eagle head

Blued winged sallet with eagle head

Code: EAS-01 € 1120.5
Conical helmet with full protection of the neck

Conical helmet with full protection of the neck

Code: SCAH-10 € 328.5
Bascinet with bar grill

Bascinet with bar grill

Code: SCAH-9 € 396
Conical SCA helmet with the grid and full protection of the neck

Conical SCA helmet with the grid and full protection of the neck

Code: SCAH-7 € 378
Helmet with lifting visor and bar grid

Helmet with lifting visor and bar grid

Code: SCAH-6 € 396
Helmet with lifting visor for fencing

Helmet with lifting visor for fencing

Code: SCAH-03 € 414
Knightly closed helmet of the 13th century

Knightly closed helmet of the 13th century

Code: SCAH-01 € 463
Phrygian helm with bar grid and full neck protection

Phrygian helm with bar grid and full neck protection

Code: SCAH-11 € 378
Early bascinet with lifting visor

Early bascinet with lifting visor

Code: SCAH-8 € 463.5
"Phrygian cap" helmet with bar grill and plate neck protection

"Phrygian cap" helmet with bar grill and plate neck protection

Code: SCAH-5 € 396
Japanese kabuto with bar grill

Japanese kabuto with bar grill

Code: AH-25 € 495
Tatar - Mongolian and Russian helmet 12 - 15 centuries

Tatar - Mongolian and Russian helmet 12 - 15 centuries

Code: AH-23 € 625.5
European medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th century

European medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th century

Code: AH-22 € 774
Medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th century

Medieval closed helmet (armet) - 16th century

Code: AH-21 € 756
Italian crossbowman's sallet of the15th-century

Italian crossbowman's sallet of the15th-century

Code: AH-20 € 328.5
Armet closed helmet 16th century

Armet closed helmet 16th century

Code: AH-27 € 792
Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century

Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century

Code: AH-26 € 823.5
Gothic Sallet with visor - 15ct

Gothic Sallet with visor - 15ct

Code: AH-19/01 € 463.5
Italian Sallet with Visor - mid-15th century

Italian Sallet with Visor - mid-15th century

Code: AH-19 € 463.5
Archer Sallet 1430 - 1480 years

Archer Sallet 1430 - 1480 years

Code: AH-18 € 328.5
Visored french sallet with bevor - 15th century

Visored french sallet with bevor - 15th century

Code: AH-17 € 661.5
Visored Sallet with articulated tail - 15th century

Visored Sallet with articulated tail - 15th century

Code: AH-16 € 378
Barbute Helm with narrow T-opening - 1460 year

Barbute Helm with narrow T-opening - 1460 year

Code: AH-15 € 414
Great Bascinet

Great Bascinet

Code: AH-14 € 661.5
Bascinet hounskull with single ocular 1430

Bascinet hounskull with single ocular 1430

Code: AH-13/03 € 612
Italian bascinet 1460

Italian bascinet 1460

Code: AH-13/02 € 612
Bascinet hounskull with brass decoration and cross on the cheek

Bascinet hounskull with brass decoration and cross on the cheek

Code: AH-13/01 € 612
Bascinet hounskull

Bascinet hounskull

Code: AH-13 € 612
Bascinet with curved visor

Bascinet with curved visor

Code: AH-12/03 € 495
Bascinet 1350-1440 years with Single Ocular visor

Bascinet 1350-1440 years with Single Ocular visor

Code: AH-12/02 € 477
Bascinet with side hinged bar visor

Bascinet with side hinged bar visor

Code: AH-12/01 € 396
Bascinet with side hinged visor

Bascinet with side hinged visor

Code: AH-12 € 477
The Italian top pointed bascinet 15ct

The Italian top pointed bascinet 15ct

Code: AH-11/02 € 693
Onion top bascinet with klappvisor

Onion top bascinet with klappvisor

Code: AH-11 € 625.5
Bascinet with Face Grill

Bascinet with Face Grill

Code: AH-10/01 € 414
Bascinet with Klappvisor

Bascinet with Klappvisor

Code: AH-10 € 526.5
Helmet Eisenhut

Helmet Eisenhut

Code: AH-09/06 € 378
Chapel-de-fer with SCA grill

Chapel-de-fer with SCA grill

Code: AH-09/05 € 495
Chapel-de-fer with oculars

Chapel-de-fer with oculars

Code: AH-09/04 € 297
Chapel-de-fer with bar grill

Chapel-de-fer with bar grill

Code: AH-09/03 € 414
 Kettle hat (Kettle helm)  with high top point

Kettle hat (Kettle helm) with high top point

Code: AH-09/02 € 364.5
Chapel-De-Fer

Chapel-De-Fer

Code: AH-09/01 € 364.5
Kettle hat

Kettle hat

Code: AH-09 € 378
Sugarloaf with decorative etching

Sugarloaf with decorative etching

Code: AH-07/02 € 661.5
Blued sugarloaf helm

Blued sugarloaf helm

Code: AH-07/01 € 612
Sugarloaf helm

Sugarloaf helm

Code: AH-07 € 576
Great Helm first half of the 14th century

Great Helm first half of the 14th century

Code: AH-04 € 378
Great Helm

Great Helm

Code: AH-05 € 396
Later faceguard Great Helm

Later faceguard Great Helm

Code: AH-03 € 328.5
Great Helm (topfhelm)

Great Helm (topfhelm)

Code: AH-02 € 364.5
Helm of Nikolskoe (Orel region. Russia). End of XII - XIII centuries

Helm of Nikolskoe (Orel region. Russia). End of XII - XIII centuries

Code: AH-01/03 € 576
Conical spangen helmet of the XII century with bar grill

Conical spangen helmet of the XII century with bar grill

Code: AH-01/02 € 414
Fluted norman helmet

Fluted norman helmet

Code: AH-01/01 € 495
Nasal helm

Nasal helm

Code: AH-01 € 247.5

Helmets

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 sales@steel-mastery.com , 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


medieval_helmet_armet

 

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”).

 

medieval_helmet_barbute

 

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.

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