Helmets

All of our helmets come with a period appropriate lining.


Helmet Stand

Solid oak with dark wood finish. Sutable for all Helmets.

$55.00 CAN

 


Roman Gladiators Helmet

c. 10 A.D.

Used in the arena for Rome's bloodsports, this helmet has the characteristic face grill and high comb.

$3,999.00 CAN

 


Roman "Gallic" Helmet

c. 50 A.D.

Styled after helmets worn by the Gauls, variations of this helmet were worn by the Legions all over the Empire. Made of fourteen gauge steel, with brass fittings.

$1,999.00 CAN

 


Romano-Sassanian Ridge Helmet

4th century A.D.

Copied from Sassanian Persian models, This late Roman helmet is made in two parts and joined by a central ridge. The cheek and nape plates are attached "lining to lining." This helmet is usually classed as an "Infantry" helmet. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,199.00 CAN

 


Romano-Sassanian Ridge Helmet

4th century A.D.

Classified as a "Cavalry" helmet, this helmet provides incredible protection for the head. The reinforcing plates on the sides and the nasal bar strengthen the helmet considerably. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,599.00 CAN

 


Vendel Style Spangenhelm

5th Century A.D.

Constructed of twelve separate panels, riveted together, this helmet was worn by mercenaries in the employ of the Roman Army. This style of helmet could have been worn by King Arthur's knights. Made of sixteen gauge steel.

$1,599.00 CAN

 


Viking "Spectacle" Helmet

c. 950

Made of "spangen" construction, (four pieces riveted together), this helmet has the distinctive spectacle face guard. A mail chape can be fastened to the back if desired for an additional charge. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$799.00 CAN

 


Norman Style Helmet

c. 980

Fashioned after the famous helmet of Saint Wenceslaus. Our Norman helmet comes with the nasal reinforce bar and the distinctive "Eye Brow" extensions. We can also make this helmet with the nasal bar integral with the skull. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$649.00 CAN

 

"Isle of Lewis" Style Helmet

c. 1200

This helmet is fashioned after the style of helmets depicted on the famous Isle of Lewis chessmen. They are Norse in origin, and have been dated to around the beginning of the thirteenth century. This helmet is basically the same as the Norman style nasal helmet, but with the addition of cheek plates, and a nape plate. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$799.00 CAN

 


Norman Spangenhelm

Eleventh Century A.D.

A less expensive version of the single piece helmet, this style of helmet was the most common form worn in this period, due to its ease of construction. Panels and frame are fourteen gauge steel, and the nasal bar can be made of 3/16" steel, if desired.

$799.00 CAN

 

Norman Helmet

c. 1100 A.D.

Very briefly at the beginning of the twelfth century, the Norman nasal helmet was represented in contemporary artwork (no example survives) with a curious forward peak.. Some scholars say it is to imitate the "phrygian Cap" worn by civilians. Made of fourteen gauge steel. Chased brass edge extra.

$999.00 CAN

 


Early Great Helm

Twelfth Century A.D.

The first form of the great helm, this helm has excellent vison and absolutely no hindrance to breathing. It is well represented in contemporary artwork, specifically the well known sculptures on Wells Cathedral in England. Made of sixteen gauge steel.

$999.00 CAN

 


Great Helm

Maciejowski Style

c. 1250 A.D.

While no example of this helm survives, it is beautifully illustrated in the Maciejowski Bible, which dates from the middle of the 13th century. Made of sixteen gauge steel, with brass reinforces over the eye-slits.

$1,399.00 CAN

 


Great Helm, second half of the thirteenth century

Based on an example found at Schlossberg bei Dargen, Pomerania.

$1,299.00 CAN

 


Kettle-hat (international style)

c 1200 A.D.

This helmet is also illustrated in the Maciejowski Bible, and was commonly worn by foot-soldiers and mounted sergeants. The wide brim offered excellent protection to the head, while allowing full visibility, which was restricted with enclosing great helms. Made of sixteen gauge steel.

$599.00 CAN

 


Great Helm

Sugarloaf Style

c. 1300

No actual example of this helm survives, but it is well documented in medieval artwork. Indeed, many modern armourers have attempted to copy it, but we feel ours is the closest to the original design yet seen. Made from sixteen gauge steel, the unusual shape of this helm was a forerunner of the later bascinet, and bridged the gap between it and the earlier flat-topped helms. The decorative reinforcing bars around the eyeslits have been heat-blued to add a more striking appearance.

$1,499.00 CAN

 


Great Helm

Pembridge Style

c. 1350

By the end of the fourteenth century, the helm was worn only during the tournament, having been replaced on the battle field by the smaller, visored bascinet. Made of sixteen gauge steel.

$1,399.00 CAN

 


Bascinet

with "Hounskull" visor

c. 1375

Called a "Bycocket" by the English, this helmet was the first serious attempt by armourers to provide the "glancing surface" which became an integral part of fifteenth century armours. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$3,499.00 CAN

 

Klappvisier Bascinet

c. 1375 A.D.

This style of bascinet was primarily used by knights in Germany; it was seldom found outside its borders.. It has a unique system of attaching the visor, with a central hinge rather than the dual side hinges used elsewhere in Europe. The hinge is also designed so that the visor could detach from the helmet. Made of fourteen gauge steel. Includes a mail aventail.

$3,499.00 CAN

 


Italian Barbute

c. 1450

Worn mostly by lightly armoured troops and footsoldiers, this helmet gets it name form the Italian "Barba", meaning beard, because of the distinctive "T" opening left the lower part of the face exposed. We can make any style of barbute you may choose (i.e., right). Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,299.00 CAN

 


Milanese Armet

with rondel and wrapper

c. 1460

The very round, smooth, and robust look of this helmet was influenced by the gothic trends prevalent in Italy during the fifteenth century. Included with this helmet is a reinforcing plate called a wrapper, and the curious disc protecting the base of the neck, called a rondel. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$2,499.00 CAN

 


German Sallet

c. 1460

This one-piece sallet has a simple eye-slit to replace the visor. Our example is copied from a sallet previously in the Hever Castle Collection. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,499.00 CAN

 


Milanese Visored Sallet

c. 1475

More compact than the German style of sallet, this helmet incorporates the distinctive brow reinforcement, common to Italian helmets, as part of visor. Copied from an example in the Churnburg Castle collection. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,499.00 CAN

 


German Gothic Sallet

with articulated bevor

c. 1475

This helmet mirrors the angular and pointed Gothic architecture of the fifteenth century Germany. The articulated fanplate at the back of the helmet contains pierced decoration, and the bevor can be lowered by means of a spring catch. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$2,499.00 CAN

 


Milanese Archer's Sallet

c. 1500

Worn by archers and crossbowmen, this helmet has an unusual hinged side plate which allows the wearer to better sight their bow or crossbow. This example is a copy of a helmet in the Wallace Collection. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,299.00 CAN

 


Comb Morion

c. 1560

Mistaken by many to be a Spanish helmet, this style of Morion was actually designed and exported by the Italians (the true Spanish Morion is the Cabasset). Made of fourteen gauge steel, this helmet includes cheek plates and brass rosettes on the rivets.

$1,999.00 CAN

 


Burgonet

c. 1590

Worn by Elizabeth I's courtiers, this helmet combines the hinged cheek plates of the armet, and the high comb of the later close helmets. Decorative rosettes on the brass rivets add detail. Made in two pieces, from fourteen gauge steel.

$2,299.00 CAN

 


Civil War Tri-Bar Pot

c.1640

This helmet was made famous by Cromwell's "Ironsides", whose "Round Heads" (referred to because of their shorn hair-cuts), suited it well (they were also called "Croppies" by the Irish). The tri-bar face guard, which can be raised and lowered like the earlier visor, provided protection from sword slashes, but little else. Made of fourteen gauge steel.

$1,499.00 CAN

 


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