On this page you can find our assortment of knight helmets. We have helmets for reenactment, LARP & battles. LARP helmets are suitable for LARP battles and, for example, a carnival costume or a medieval fair costume. These helmets are only 1 mm thick and have a low weight, so are comfortable to wear. The helmets for reenactment are made of thicker and heavier steel. Our knight helmets are authentic and based on historical helmets. We sell helmets from brands like Deepeeka, Ulfberth, Windlass Steelcrafts, Marshal Historical, Epic Armoury, Royal Armories, Mytholon & more. We also have hand-forged and custom made helmets. When you are not wearing the helmet, it is also a beautiful decoration piece for your home.
Knights in the High Middle Ages wore different types of helmets. The most common is the great helmet. This is the classic knight's helmet as seen in medieval manuscripts and featured in medieval movies. In the late Middle Ages this helmet developed into the frog-shaped helmet for jousting. Almost all types of knight helmets worn in the High Middle Ages were variants of the great helmet. An example of a variant is the sugar loaf helmet.
The great helmet was also worn by the crusaders. This type of helmet even originated around the time of the first crusade. Medieval sculptures, medieval stained glass windows and manuscripts therefore usually depict the Crusaders with the great helmet. The large helmet has horizontal slits for the eyes, a flat top and ventilation holes. Helmets were worn together with an arming cap for extra comfort. This was essential in the warm regions of the Crusades, because padding could absorb the heat of the steel.
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