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Helmets

The Knight Shop offer one of the most comprehensive collections of historical helmets for sale in UK.  Our diverse range caters for Reenactors, Live Action Role Players (LARP), Collectors, Stage Fighters (Theatre) and T.V. producers.

We sell an incredible selection of replica helmets from throughout history.  From the Classical Period we offer a range of Celtic, Greek and Roman helmets such as Roman Legionary Helmet and Greek Corinthian Helmet. From the later Dark Age period we have a great selection of Saxon and Viking helmets such as the incredible Coppergate and Sutton Hoo helmets.  Our range of Medieval helmets is unsurpassed! We have a great selection of helmets from the Middle Ages including Norman Helmets, Great Helms, Pigface Bascinets, Sallets, Close Helms and Kettle Hats.  We stock helmets from the Renaissance period including Lobster Pots and Morions from the English Civil War and later 20th century helmets from both World Wars.

Our helmets are available in a range of different thicknesses such as 14, 16 and 18 gauge covering safety requirements for most re-enactment groups.  Our arming caps and helmets stands are the perfect way to complement your helmet purchase. 

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  • Crusader Great Helm - 16 gauge - Brass

    The Great Helm, which began to be seen on the battlefield as early as the 13th century on its earliest forms proved to be a winning design to be used almost for the next three centuries. It was most commonly worn over a chainmail coif or skull cap. It was usually built with 4 riveted pieces with flat top. It has a fierce-looking fixed visor that enhanced the already intimidating look of a charging knight. Our Crusader Great Helm was inspired by an original piece dated from the middle 13th century found in Pomerania that is now on display in the Historisches Museum of Berlin. This style of helmet was usually seen in the middle 13th century until the beginning of 14th century and can be seen in documents such as the Codex Manesse, the Maziejowsky Bible or the Cantigas.

    Our Crusader Great Helm is constructed from 16 gauge steel making it perfect for re-enactment. It features a padded liner and adjustable leather chin strap.

    Inner circumference: 64cm

    All sizes are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

    Buy the Crusader Great Helm with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £118.68 Incl. Tax: £142.42

  • Early Bascinet with Visor - 14 gauge

    Bascinets were one of the favourite choices of helmet in the 14th century and 15th century. It was probably an evolution of the cabasset used under the helmet by both cavalry and infantry. Some variations of this item were used with coif instead of aventail.  This design is based on several artistic representations dating from the first quarter of the 14th century and is common in the Spanish peninsula. Its pyramidal grill system in the visor offers an excellent defence as well as an optimal vision. The visor is foldable and has a pin system that allows a quick unmount if needed.

    Made in 2mm steel with 1.6mm visor. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. Leather chin strap included.

    Size M: 60-61 cm perimeter
    Size L: 63-64 cm perimeter

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £116.69 Incl. Tax: £140.03

  • Burgundian Sallet - 16 gauge

    The sallet was a war helmet that replaced the bascinet in Italy, western and northern Europe and Hungary during the mid-15th century. In Italy, France and England the armet helmet was also popular, but in Germany, the sallet became almost universal.

    Made in steel of 1.6mm. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. Leather chin strap included.

    Size M: 60-61 cm perimeter
    Size L: 63-64 cm perimeter

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £116.08 Incl. Tax: £139.30

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