Crusade helms started out as a simple cylinder with a flat top called a great helm or pot helm. Later, the medieval helmet developed into a curved shape that was pointed on top called a sugarloaf helmet. This new design of the knightly helm deflected the blows from sword, lance, or spear attacks. These types of Crusader helmets had small slits for the eyes and mouth, which provided bad ventilation and poor line of sight. Crusader warrior helms were usually put on just prior to battle because the thick metal made the design very heavy. Medieval Collectables carries many kinds of Crusader helms like the medieval great helm, Hospitaler helms, sugarloaf helm, Templar helmets, and the historical bascinet, among others. Do not forget this very important piece of a knights armour as you create your outfit!
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.
On Sale For: $130.15
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
On Sale For: $80.55
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.