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Functional Early Medieval Helms

Great Helm, Basinet, Crusader Helm by European Armor

Welcome to our pages of European Arms and Armour. Our armour has been designed to suit the needs of collectors, period re-enactors/living history groups as well as other re-enactment societies.
 
Each piece of armour is individually hand crafted by some of the best plattner's in Europe. They are able to study in depth original pieces from museums and private collections in Europe. Old-World craftsmanship ensures attention to detail. The bowls are dished with hammers not pressed by machines. The armour is true to the originals and is professionally made, using a minimum of modern processes.

The armour can be constructed to your preference of 14, 16 or 18-gauge steel. The armor can custom made to your measurements or choose standard off the rack armour. Each piece of armor is fully functional. This armour can be used for either Display or for SCA, Live Steel and Stage Fighting!

Shipping time is normally between 4 to 12 weeks. (Some items may take longer)

Whether you desire museum quality display pieces or battle ready jousting armour we feel confident you can find it here at By The Sword, Inc.

 
 

13th Century Kettle Hat GH0151

13th Century Kettle Hat GH0151
Quality 13th Century Kettle Hat is made from 18 gauge steel, functional and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference.

Sku:GH0151  Price: $321.00 

14th Century Kettle Hat GH0152

14th Century Kettle Hat GH0152
This quality 14th Century Kettle Hat is made from 18 gauge steel, functional and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference.

Sku:GH0152  Price: $252.00 

Bascinet With Klappvisier GH0148

Bascinet With Klappvisier GH0148
Functional battle ready Bascinet With Klappvisier is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Custom optional available.

Sku:GH0148  Price: $378.00 

Basinet Helm MD-304

Basinet Helm MD-304
Beautiful example of an early 14th century Basinet Helm. They were the precursor to the clap-visor and pigface basinets. These helms were worn alone or under a great helm for extra protection.

Sku:MD-304  Price: $350.00 

Basinet with Grill Visor GH0132

Basinet with Grill Visor GH0132
This Basinet with Grill Visor is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Optoinal 14 and 16 gauge steel available.

Sku:GH0132  Price: $336.00 

Black Great Helm with Brass Fleur de Lis 25-BIS3006

Black Great Helm with Brass Fleur de Lis 25-BIS3006
Black Great Helm with Brass Fleur de Lis a quality Functional Great Helm made from 19 gauge steel can be custom made to your requirements.

Sku:25-BIS3006  Price: $474.00 

Classic Great Helm GH0142

Classic Great Helm GH0142
This Classic Great Helm is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Weight 6.8 Lbs.

Sku:GH0142  Price: $390.00 

Classic Great Helm Steel GH0143

Classic Great Helm Steel GH0143
Classic Great Helm Steel is battle ready and fully functional. Made from 16 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Weight 7 Lbs. Steel reinforcements.

Sku:GH0143  Price: $370.00 

Crusader Flat Helm GH0004

Crusader Flat Helm GH0004
Our Crusader Flat Helm is made from 18 gauge steel with leather trim. Options available include custom sizing.

Sku:GH0004  Price: $204.00 

Crusader Flat Helm Plain MD-366

Crusader Flat Helm Plain
The Crusader Flat Helm was developed in the 11th century and was worn mainly during the crusades. The standard version of the Crusader Flat Helm is made from 17 gauge steel and comes with a padded liner. New Measurements.

Sku:MD-366  Price: $304.00 

Crusader Great Helm MD-336

Crusader Great Helm MD-336
Developed early in the 12th century, the Crusader Great Helm became the mainstay of the Medieval fighting man and lasted for about 300 years.

Sku:MD-336  Price: $378.00 

Early Crusader Great Helm GH0134

Early Crusader Great Helm GH0134
This Battle Ready and Functional Early Crusader Great Helm is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference.

Sku:GH0134  Price: $370.00 

Early Great Helm Germany Brass GH0140

Early Great Helm Germany Brass GH0140
Early Great Helm from Germany with Brass is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Brass reinforcing bar.

Sku:GH0140  Price: $456.00 

Early Great Helm Germany GH0139

Early Great Helm Germany GH0139
Early Great Helm Germany is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Steel reinforcement.

Sku:GH0139  Price: $393.00 

Early Great Helm Normandy GH0154

Early Great Helm Normandy GH0154
This Early Great Helm from Normandy is made from 18 gauge steel, functional and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference.

Sku:GH0154  Price: $279.00 

Early Great Pot Helmet GH0141

Early Great Pot Helmet GH0141
Early Great Helm Pot Helmet is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Weight 5 Lbs.

Sku:GH0141  Price: $336.00 

Great Helm 16ga Large 58-0045

Great Helm 16ga Large size
Developed early in the 12th century, the Great Helm became the mainstay of the Medieval fighting man and lasted for about 300 years. This Great Helm is forged from 16ga steel.

Sku:58-0045  Price: $178.00 

Great Helm CD-642

Great Helm CD-642
This version of Great Helm has brass-reinforcing bands with Fleur-de-lis terminals (the Fleur-de-lis was a royal symbol and not confined to France, as many suppose).

Sku:CD-642  Price: $405.00 

Great Helm French MD-306

Great Helm French MD-306
13th century, this form of French Great Helm is depicted in the Maciejowsky Bible. Also worn in the Crusades this functional helm comes with heavy gauge brass reinforcing plates.

Sku:MD-306  Price: $378.00 

Great Helm GH0145

Great Helm GH0145
This quality Functional Great Helm is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference.

Sku:GH0145  Price: $378.00 

Great Helm Hinged Face Plate GH0147

Great Helm Hinged Face Plate GH0147
Functional Great Helm Hinged with Face Plate is made from 16 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Great collector piece.

Sku:GH0147  Price: $420.00 

Hounskull Basinet MD-356

Hounskull Basinet MD-356
Fully functional re-enactment version of the classic North Italian (Milanese) Hounskull Basinet! Late 14th Century helm c 1390

Sku:MD-356  Price: $690.00 

Jousting Heaume GH0144

Jousting Heaume GH0144
Jousting Heaume is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Includes brass crown, fleur dis lis crest and breast and back plate straps

Sku:GH0144  Price: $699.00 

Open Faced Basinet GH0131

Open Faced Basinet GH0131
The Open Faced Basinet is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Weight 3.5 lbs.

Sku:GH0131  Price: $183.00 

Topfhelm 16ga Large 58-0080

Medieval Topfhelm from 16ga steel in Large size
The Topfhelm or pot helmet, a roughly cylindrical formed medieval helmet type arose in the early 13th cen. Also known as a barrel helmet or great helmet, our Topfhelm is fully functional and forged from 16ga steel.

Sku:58-0080  Price: $178.00 

Tournament Great Helm GH0146

Tournament Great Helm GH0146
This quality Tournament Great Helm is made from 18 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Steel Horns and crown.

Sku:GH0146  Price: $447.00 

Visored Great Helm GH0180

Visored Great Helm GH0180
Functional Visored Great Helm is made from 16 gauge steel and is available with a standard 23 ½" head circumference. Includes padded liner.

Sku:GH0180  Price: $309.00 

Visored Great Helm MD-311

Visored Great Helm MD-311
The Visored Great Helm worn with large amounts of padding, provided superb protection. Worn over a smaller helmet, as was frequently done, the great helm was almost impossible to penetrate.

Sku:MD-311  Price: $450.00