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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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  • Battle Bascinet - 14 gauge - Medium

    Our Battle Bascinet is great for SCA or re-enactment. Although it is based on a historical model, combat specialists have modified this helmet turning it into an essential piece for any battle or melee.   It provides maximum protection without sacrificing an iota of vision. The visor can be removed quickly and easily if required by removing the hinge pins. The visor also has a locking system that holds it in place when raised. When the visor is lowered it is held closed by a hook on one side and a buckled strap on the other for extra security. Constructed from 14 gauge steel with a satin finish. Features a well-padded lining and buckled leather chin strap.

    Inner circumference: 61cm

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

    Buy the Battle Bascinet with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £127.64 Incl. Tax: £153.17

  • Short-Tailed Sallet - 14 gauge - Large

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    The sallet or salade was popular across much of Europe throughout the second half of the 15th century. Short-Tailed Sallets were associated with English and French knights whereas the Long Tailed Sallets were used almost exclusively by the Germans. This reconstruction features a moveable visor (introduced late in the period to improve visibility).

    Our Short-Tailed Sallet is hand crafted in 14 gauge steel.  It features an adjustable leather liner and buckled leather chin strap.  Perfect for re-enactment.

    Buy the Short-Tailed Sallet with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Helmet retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £127.45 Incl. Tax: £152.94

  • Late Transitional Sallet - 14 gauge

    Near to the end of 15th-century, sallets began a transformation into the shapes known as "transitional". This replica is based on a piece known as A72 from the Wallace Collection dated on 1520 and is attributed to have been manufactured in the north of Italy. It was likely used with a gorget without bevor and belonged to the collection of the Count of Nieuwerkerke, and acquired by Sir Richard Wallace in 1871. This style of sallet can be seen in the painting by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc in his piece “Castles and Warfare in the Middle Ages”.

    Made of 2mm steel with a 1.6mm steel faceplate. 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 a 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: £126.76 Incl. Tax: £152.11

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