COVID-19 Update: Our showroom is open Tues - Sat 9-5. We are shipping orders as normal but customers may experience delays due to carrier issues and disruption of our supply chains.

Categories

Helmets & Arming Caps

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.

View as Grid List

Barbute

#300587
Based on a 15th-century barbute from northern Italy, this helmet has decorative brass rivets encircling the top and steel rivets lining the edges. A short ridge accents the round skull. Inside, the helmet has an adjustable, padded cotton canvas liner, and leather straps that secure it in place when tied under the chin.
$129.95

Padded Arming Cap

#201653
This thickly padded cotton arming cap is a must for wearing under mail or helmets. One size fits most. Choose red, black, or off-white.
$24.95

Hounskull Bascinet

#300579
The hounskull, or houndskull, helmet has a snoutlike visor attached to a bascinet. This version has a round shape that was designed to deflect blows from any angle.
$104.95

Tudor 16th Century Armet

#300578
Of all the historical helmets, the armet has been portrayed in literature and film more than any other. This classic knight's helmet is fully wearable but perfect for display.
$84.95

Early Crusader Half Helm

#300581
Handcrafted of 18 gauge steel, this helmet has a full faceplate shaped with a protruding nasal, eye slits, and 2 cross cut outs as decoration. Designed to be worn over an arming cap, it has an adjustable, padded cotton canvas liner with leather straps that secure it in place when tied under the chin.
$89.95

Viking Spangenhelm With Aventail

#300577
This 18 gauge steel wearable helmet has a hammered finish on the skull plates which are riveted to metal bands for added strength. A full mail aventail surrounds the neck for added protection. The half-mask spectacle guard is embellished with terraced outlines and dimpling. Adjustable cotton liner.
$129.95

Spanish Morion Helmet

#300563
The Morion was worn by early Spanish explorers and conquistadors during the 16th and early 17th centuries. It is characterized by the flat brim and a comb, or "crest, "running from front to back which helped deflect blows and strengthened the top.
$59.95

Classic Norman Nasal Helm

#300561
This style helmet is pictured extensively on the Bayeux Tapestry. Its basic, minimalist design allowed for excellent vision and unencumbered breathing. Hand-forged from 18 gauge steel, it is a classic skullcap helmet with a reinforcing band around the base and crossbar nasal guard.
$69.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Hounskull Bascinet

So this is not my first helm from MRL.  Want to change up my look a little for the fairs.  This one runs a little tighter then my first.  But still very wearable.  The visor does not even come close to lifting up enough to get it out of your way.  But that is about the only draw back.  worth every penny.
Reviewed by: Andrew, June 25, 2021

Review of: Hounskull Bascinet

This helmet is really well done. The visor can't be held up all the way but it looks good.
Reviewed by: Gideon, April 19, 2021

Review of: Tudor 16th Century Armet

This helmet came covered in oil (thats a good thing) It's very sturdy and smooth, the adjustment was very well ranged, got it to fit perfectly, the weight is far better than armet or closed helm I've ever seen. Love it, will be looking for more props here!
Reviewed by: Hayden, February 17, 2021

Review of: Spanish Morion Helmet

Really good helmet.  It's appropriately heavy, but very wearable.  The internal suspension feels comfortable and sturdy, and helps me appreciate the knowledge that went into building these things.  Also, I'm sort of an idjit: I was just thinking, "This thing needs a chin strap," but then I found it tucked into the lining.  Functional for experiments and budget reenactors.  Great for display.
Reviewed by: Michael, December 23, 2020

Review of: The Norseman Helmet

I did not know what to expect when I ordered this  Norseman Helmet. I wanted it to be the centerpiece on a beautiful antique desk I finished and was hoping that it would fit the part. When it arrived I opened it and could say nothing but WOW. Heavy duty, beautiful detail, solid metal construction... you will not be disappointed!!!.
Reviewed by: David, November 23, 2020

Review of: The Norseman Helmet

The Norseman Helmet I received was a beautiful, solid, high-quality piece of armor that I am now most proud to own.  I makes for a splendid display item and is also most functional.
Reviewed by: Michel, November 07, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

This helm is sure to strike fear into your LARP buddies.  I tried this on once and was truly impressed with the craftsmanship and fearsome appearance.
Reviewed by: Geoffrey, July 17, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Visually spectacular, the Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm is easily the most impressive helmet in my collection.  The antique-brass cross pate' enhances the inherently harmonious lines of the helm -- a real eye catcher!
Reviewed by: Stanley, June 16, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Beautiful, heavy duty, metal, well crafted, excellent quality, and a great price for such an item.  I am very pleased with this item and have it displayed on a stand in a prominent place in my home.
Scott
Lakeland, TN
Reviewed by: Scott, June 14, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Pretty awesome helmet. Good craftsmanship. Looks great on a stand adorning my medieval books collection. Recommended!
Reviewed by: Robert, May 27, 2020