Crusader Helms from Medieval Collectables

Crusader helms started out as a simple cylinder with a flate top called a Great helm or a pot helm. Later the helm developed into a curved shaped that was pointed on top called a sugarloaf helm. This newly design of the knights helm deflected the blow from sword attacks and lance or spear attacks. These types of Crusader helms had small slits for the eyes and mouth which provided poor ventilation and poor line of sight. Crusader helms were usually put on before battle because of the thick steel used making the helm heavy. Medieval Collectables has all types of Crusader helms like the great helm, sugarloaf helm and the bascinet. Don't forget the Crusader helm is a very important piece and functional of a knights armor.


 

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Crusader Great Helmet

Crusader Great Helmet

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:  $83.90
On Sale For: $75.51 

Knights Templar Helm

Knights Templar Helm

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:  $207.10 

Crusader Helmet

Crusader Helmet

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:  $185.00 

Spangenhelm

Spangenhelm

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:  $188.10 

Knights Close Helmet

Knights Close Helmet

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:  $99.50
On Sale For: $89.55 

Golden Knight Helmet

Golden Knight Helmet

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:  $131.90
On Sale For: $118.71 

Crusader Flat Top Helmet

Crusader Flat Top Helmet

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:  $205.00
On Sale For: $195.00 

Great Helmet

Great Helmet

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:  $209.00 

Tournament Knights Helm

Tournament Knights Helm

Item # ED8214

This is no average knights helmet. It goes beyond the period styles most commonly duplicated today. These spiked studs rivals the design of those great artists who created tournament armour for knights through the middle ages.

Price:  $235.60 

Burgonet Helmet

Burgonet Helmet

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:  $135.00 

Sugar Loaf Great Helmet

Sugar Loaf Great Helmet

Item # ED8125

During the mid 1200s, the Sugar Loaf helm became the preferred Crusader knights helmet. This great helm style offered a rounded top, so that blows glanced off the side, affording more protection from impact then earlier flat top models.

Price:  $131.10 

Knights Bascinet

Knights Bascinet

Item # ED8140

The Knights Bascinet is a classic full size helm of the 17th century. The round top design deflects blows minimizing a direct strike in battle. The fine visor of the helm is functional, and the helmet is made of 18 gauge steel.

Price:  $218.50 

Crusader Great Helm

Crusader Great Helm

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:  $110.00 

Engraved European Closed Helmet

Engraved European Closed Helmet

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:  $161.00 

Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet

Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet

Item # MCI-2425

There is a reason why the great helmet of the High Middle Ages remains the choice of warriors and reenactors even today and that is because great helmets, like this Epic Dark Sugar Loaf Helmet, are both protective and iconic.

Price:  $137.00
On Sale For: $123.30 

Visored Sugar Loaf Helmet

Visored Sugar Loaf Helmet

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:  $144.00 

Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet

Steel Sugar Loaf Helmet

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:  $121.00
On Sale For: $108.90 

Economy Archers Skullcap

Economy Archers Skullcap

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:  $99.00 

Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard

Crusader Spangenhelm with Face Guard

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:  $175.00 

14th Century Dark Knight Helm

14th Century Dark Knight Helm

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:  $171.00 

Over Wearer Great Helmet

Over Wearer Great Helmet

Item # AH-3829L

There are a number of reasons as to why the great helm earned its name, although the least of which is probably because this Over Wearer Great Helmet made the wearer look like a great, powerful, and intimidating warrior or knight.

Price:  $153.00 

Archers Banded Kettle Helm

Archers Banded Kettle Helm

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:  $122.00 

Barrel Helmet

Barrel Helmet

Item # AH-3828

Great helmets came in several different styles, and many are labeled as barrel helms. Far from a derogatory term, though, the name merely references how great helms like this Barrel Helmet are shaped like a barrel with a rounded top.

Price:  $81.00 

Knights Helmet

Knights Helmet

Item # AH-3831N

The great helm was great for a number of reasons, but none as important as the level of protection it provided to the wearer. This Knights Helmet is a classic example of a medieval great helm that kept its wearer safe behind steel.

Price:  $140.00 

Foot Soldiers Kettle Helmet

Foot Soldiers Kettle Helmet

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:  $90.00 

Templar Mask Great Helm

Templar Mask Great Helm

Item # AH-6110

The Templar Mask Great Helm is based on the transitional helms of the Crusades era, particularly those that were used from the 3rd Crusade to the 5th. It is noteworthy for its unique design, as well as its use by the legendary Templars.

Price:  $117.00 

Sugar Loaf Helmet

Sugar Loaf Helmet

Item # AH-3821N

There is a reason why the great helmet was unquestioned as the supreme defense that a warrior could wear to protect his skull. And that was because great helms, like this Sugar Loaf Helmet, surrounded the wearers head with plate metal.

Price:  $113.00 

Great Helmet

Great Helmet

Item # AH-3829N

This Great Helmet is modeled after an actual archaeological find that was named the Pembridge Helmet. Crusaders, in particular, favored this style of helmet, and one like it were used from the 12th century to the 14th century.

Price:  $117.00 

Crusader Helmet - Steel

Crusader Helmet - Steel

Item # MCI-2451-1

The great helm was very protective, but also had a few drawbacks to it. This Crusader Helmet - Steel is an attempt to circumvent those drawbacks, featuring some classic elements of the great helmet with a few key revisions.

Price:  $121.00
On Sale For: $108.90 

Crusader Helmet

Crusader Helmet

Item # AH-3823

Crusaders came in all different types, ranging from your lowly foot soldiers to ranking knights. The one thing they had in common was all would have wanted to wear this Crusader Helmet, if only for the protection it would have provided.

Price:  $99.00 

Leather Black Knights Great Helm

Leather Black Knights Great Helm

Item # AH-L3831-H010

Does the lack of good ventilation and general weight of a Crusaders great helm bother you? For a lighter alternative, turn instead to this Leather Black Knights Great Helm, which offers the same shape but in leather instead of steel!

Price:  $98.00 

Economy Kettle Hat

Economy Kettle Hat

Item # AH-H026

Once, the kettle hat was one of the most common helmets across all of Medieval Europe. As this Economy Kettle Hat demonstrates, it was an efficient helmet that was inexpensive to make and served well in keeping its wearer safe.

Price:  $81.00 

Reinforced Medieval Kettle Helm

Reinforced Medieval Kettle Helm

Item # AH-3880

Around 1011, England produced what would become one of the most lasting helmets of the Medieval Era. This Reinforced Medieval Kettle Helm is a type of helmet that was favored by foot soldiers and infantry throughout and beyond the age.

Price:  $122.00 

Economy Sugarloaf Helmet

Economy Sugarloaf Helmet

Item # AH-H015

Deriving its name from its shape, this Economy Sugarloaf Helmet recreates a the warriors great helm from the medieval era, allowing modern warriors to make it a part of their armored attire whenever they fight and reenact today.

Price:  $99.00 

Crusader Helmet - Dark Metal Finish

Crusader Helmet - Dark Metal Finish

Item # MCI-2452-1

The great helm was very protective, but also had a few drawbacks to it. This Crusader Helmet - Dark Metal Finish is an attempt to circumvent those drawbacks, featuring some classic elements of the great helmet with a few key revisions.

Price:  $137.00
On Sale For: $123.30 

Kings Crown Medieval Great Helm

Kings Crown Medieval Great Helm

Item # AH-3852

During the Crusades, the great helm was very much the pinnacle of design for a knights helmet. As such, even kings would have worn it! This Kings Crown Medieval Great Helm is one to suit his royal highness in virtually every way.

Price:  $158.00 

Dark Knight Great Helm

Dark Knight Great Helm

Item # AH-3831D

Do not let the name fool you into thinking that this Dark Knight Great Helm can only be worn by villains, because that is just not true. In fact, this helmet is a piece of protection for good and evil alike, thanks to its hardy design.

Price:  $162.00 

Knight Helmet

Knight Helmet

Item # AH-3827

Knights, being both career soldiers and nobility, often had access to the best equipment of their age, so it makes sense that a Knight Helmet would be an impressive, protective piece of armor that shielded the head from all angles.

Price:  $104.00 

Economy Domed Helmet

Economy Domed Helmet

Item # AH-RTU788

Appearances can be deceiving. As basic as this Economy Domed Helmet might seem as a skullcap, it was actually a design that was favored by countless warriors, from the crusaders in the Holy Wars to archers and foot soldiers.

Price:  $81.00 

Medieval Sporting Great Helm

Medieval Sporting Great Helm

Item # AH-6921

There is a certain appeal to historical European martial arts, one that continues even to this day. For the avid practitioner, good protection is a must. This Medieval Sporting Great Helm offers both good protection and an iconic look.

Price:  $225.00 

Royal Over Bearer Great Helm

Royal Over Bearer Great Helm

Item # AH-6109

A unique aspect of the great helm was that its size allowed for it to be worn over a light helmet. This Royal Over Bearer Great Helm is one such example of helm that, historically, might have been worn with a secondary helm underneath.

Price:  $117.00 

Knights Cross Sugar Loaf Helm

Knights Cross Sugar Loaf Helm

Item # AH-6929

The sugar loaf helm is one of the most iconic pieces of Crusades era armor, and it was one of the most popular among warriors of the High Middle Ages. This Knights Cross Sugar Loaf Helm will be a great addition to your knightly look.

Price:  $293.00 

Flat Top Crusader Helm

Flat Top Crusader Helm

Item # AB0352

A great knight of the Crusades would not have been fully armed without his sturdy steel helmet. Perfect for safety and comfort during reenactment, the Flat Top Crusader Helm will also give you the authenticity you are searching for.

Price:  $205.00 

Czech Olmbutz Nasal Helm

Czech Olmbutz Nasal Helm

Item # AB0440

With a distinct design and protective construction, the Olmbutz helm is an iconic helmet dating as far back as the 11th century. The Czech Olmbutz Nasal Helm will add a great authentic touch to your medieval inspired reenactment.

Price:  $145.00 

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