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The ancient Greeks wore helmets of thick leather and bronze to protect their heads from swords and arrows. Over time helmets evolved to protect the face and neck, sometimes covering the entire head with only eye slits for visibility. By 1400 this sophisticated armor featured pivots and hinges for greater mobility and protection.

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The Norseman Helmet

#300550
This lavish Norseman Helmet is of the Gjermundbu type and made up of 18 gauge steel and brass.
$179.95

Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

#300552
This Sugarloaf Helm has a conical top and an antique decorative cross sporting the cross of the Knights Templar. Made of 18 gauge steel, the helm has a soft, padded adjustable liner inside.
$189.95 $149.95

Helmet of Castile

#300509
This 13th-century helmet is made of 18 gauge steel. Features decorative brass and comes with a soft cloth padded adjustable liner with leather tie straps.
$189.95 $164.95

Indo-Persian Helmet

#300382
This helmet is crafted from antiqued 18 gauge brass and is inlaid with an ornate middle-eastern pattern. Has an adjustable nose guard and fully adjustable liner and chip strap. Comes complete with brass-plated steel comail.
$794.95

Vendel Viking Helm

#300456
This helmet worn by the elite mounted troops of the Slavic princedoms is hand-made of 18-gauge steel. Features a rough-hammered dome and a highly ornate face guard. Has a shoulder-length, steel Aventail and a soft adjustable cloth liner.
$264.95

Visored Bascinet

#300454
This classical knight’s helmet from the mid 14th century is crafted from antiqued 18 gauge steel and comes complete with an adjustable, black cloth liner. Mail sold separately.
$194.95

Tudor Close Helm

#300432
This classic helmet is fully wearable and is made from 18 gauge hammer hardened steel. Feather Plume available separately.
$194.95

Arming Cap, Quilted

#201002
This arming cap is made of cotton and is thickly lined with fiber fill. Features quilted construction with a tie cord. Machine washable.
$29.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Visored Bascinet

My head is over 25 inches around, it makes finding helmets (and regular hats) quite annoying. This helmet fits, so I can actually wear it comfortably. The facts that it looks great, is solid, and allows pretty good visibility are all just bonuses
Reviewed by: John, March 07, 2020

Review of: Helmet of Castile

I received this helmet as a Christmas present and I love it!  It is a beautifully made helm!  Fits great and looks amazing!
Reviewed by: Randall, January 04, 2020

Review of: Helmet of Castile

Love it.  I have the sugarloaf helm also and I wish that one had the chin strap that this one does.  fits well and securely.  I need to adjust the liner but I'm waiting until I have time to put it on over mail and arming cap to adjust the height and test the final fit.
Reviewed by: Robert, October 11, 2019

Review of: Visored Bascinet

Very nice quality helmet, fits perfectly with the MRL helmet liner and the MRL maille coif. With this helmet what you see is what you get. It's sturdy, battle ready, and with a little practice you can open and close the visor quickly. Also when up, the visor stays up, if not, pull the visor up and give it a very delicate twist. Remember you can buy a padding kit if you really need to adjust the helmet. Adjust the helmet to where your eyes are even with the eye slits for best visibility. Remember, however, the closer the faceplate is to your face, the more likely you would be to suffer facial damage, especially your nose. But this was the norm at that time. Mis-shapen noses were a badge of honor as everyone knew you were a tourney jouster, man-at-arms, etc. All around a great helmet!!! No kiddie costume junk here!!! The real deal.
                                                      - Casey S, Panama City, FL
Reviewed by: Casey, October 30, 2018

Review of: Helmet of Castile

I flipped out when I first saw this helm in the Museum Replicas catalog and had to have it! When i got it it was heavier than expected. But it is magnificent! I wear this with my Knights Templar tunics and it has made me feel more like a lord, rather than just a knight. I display it in my library on a stand, when I am not wearing it.
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Vendel Viking Helm

Just received this helmet, it's great, fits comfortably and looks great. The adjustable liner works really well.
Reviewed by: Charles, March 31, 2017

Review of: Visored Bascinet

Love the inner lining and solid feel.  This is a worthy addition to the collection.  Be sure to add an arming cap for protection.  Your hair will appreciate it, especially with a coif.  
Reviewed by: Thomas, October 12, 2016

Review of: Visored Bascinet

Nice solid helmet, visor swings up and stays in place while up and locks in place wheile down. Fits well over chainmail coif. Shipping grease is my only complaint, I understnd it is used to keep the helmet from rusting but it's really think and oliy and hard to clean off.  
Reviewed by: Albert, November 05, 2015

Review of: Visored Bascinet

This helmet is beautiful. It fits well when I wear it. The cloth liner inside is very nice and great, especially if you forget to buy an arming cap. Once my friends tried it on they want to get one themselves.
Reviewed by: Cortland, December 19, 2014

Review of: Tudor Close Helm

Great piece to add to any armor collection!  I do have one issue with mine but it is by choice, I have very long hair and the closure around my neck will pinch skin from the added girth, this is not the case with my short hair friends.  Another really nice thing about most MRL helms are they fully line them with suede leather... Truly appreciated!   This one grabs the most attention from guests over my house and everyone wants to try it on and have a picture taken.  It is truly amazing how many people want to encase their head in steel and are not claustrophobic about it.  The visor will also lock into the raised position when wearing or displaying the helmet when the over lapping edges of the visor and clam shell covering the jaw are parallel which is also a very nice feature.  Not all the edges are rolled on this helm but there are no sharp edges either and at this price point it has been executed very well.
Reviewed by: Patrick, December 27, 2011