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Armor, Helmets & Shields

MuseumReplicas.com offers a wide range of historical armor from the Medieval period. Find well researched helmets, greaves, vambraces and shields to outfit your army.

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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

Padded Gambeson With Interchangeable Sleeves

#101834
You can wear this thickly padded gambeson with long sleeves, short sleeves or no sleeves at all! This heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton arming doublet is perfect for reenactments, SCA or LARP sparring. It has open armpits for easier movement and comes with detachable long and short sleeves that connect with cloth strings.
$149.95

Front Buckle Long Sleeved Gambeson

#101832
This is a thickly padded gambeson that's perfect for reenactments, SCA, or LARP sparring. Woven of heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton with open armpits for easier movement and ventilation. A high collar protects the neck. Available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XXL.
$139.95

Brown Cotton Brigandine

#300583
This Brigandine is crafted from free-breathing cotton with plates riveted in between its layers. The plates and rivets are crafted from 16 gauge steel with individual plates measuring 5’' x 3-/4’’. The short sleeves have an open armpit design for mobility and ventilation. Adjustable leather straps with unique brass buckles secure the sides.
$169.95

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

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: Brown Cotton Brigandine

I'd really consider this more of a "coat of plates" than a proper "brigandine" armor given the lack of overlapping plates.  The gaps between plates, particularly over the breastbone, would make me consider this for protection in addition to a mail shirt or hauberk.
Reviewed by: Matthew, May 27, 2021

Review of: Avenger Scale Gauntlets

Really like the look of the gauntlets.   With the way they are attached to the gloves you do loose some flexibility in the fingers.  But still very happy with them.
Reviewed by: Andrew, April 24, 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: Knightly Leather Vambraces

Perfect! Thick leather and very durable. Definitely recommend.
Reviewed by: Michael, April 16, 2021

Review of: Huntsman Leather Vambraces

They are a little large but the leather Is great quality and has held up good. No complaints.
Reviewed by: Michael, March 18, 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: 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