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Helmets, Greaves and Vambraces

Protecting oneself in battles was an absolute must. From the knight called upon to defend a kingdom to those jousting in times of peace, the need to defend oneself was essential. Museum Replicas carries an extensive line of body protection from the Renaissance period.

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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

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

Avenger Scale Gauntlets

#300570
These fully wearable scale gauntlets are crafted from riveted, articulated plates of 18 gauge steel and paired with an integrated suede leather glove. The riveted construction gives the plates articulated movement and the glove is sewn to riveted bands of protective leather beneath the finger plates.
$129.95

Articulated Hourglass Gauntlets

#300569
Copied from 14th-century examples, these fully articulated gauntlets are crafted from riveted 18 gauge steel and are fully wearable. They are riveted to leather gloves and have leather palm straps for additional security and strength.
$149.95

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

Arming Cap, Quilted

#201002
This quilted arming cap is made of cotton and is stuffed with fiberfill. A tie cord under the chin keeps it secure. a tie cord. Machine washable.
$29.95

Steel Vambraces

#300348
This pair of steel lower arm guards are nicely formed and lined with leather. Straps on the inner arm offer high adjustability. Measures 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches.
$59.95

Leather Archer's Vambraces

#200856
These vambraces are crafted from heavy grade leather. Thick yet easy and comfortable to wear all day long.
$39.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted

Fits well and works great with coif
Reviewed by: JEFFREY, January 21, 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: Arming Cap, Quilted

well made, fits well.
Reviewed by: david, February 16, 2019

Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted

Great arming cap. I wear it under my MRL Mail Coif and my MRL Visored Bascinet. Now the Arming Cap itself is a touch on the thin side, BUT if it were any thicker whatsoever my mail and helmet would be too tight. As of now they all fit perfect!! Not just trying to get reward points here. This arming cap is well put together and made to last, and mine has seen plenty of Renaissance Faires! Grab one,  you won’t regret it 👍😊
Reviewed by: Casey, October 19, 2018

Review of: Leather Archer's Vambraces

These are simply wonderful.  Not only do they look pretty awesome, but they seem very durable and protective as well.  There's really nothing bad to be said about them!
Reviewed by: Steven, December 08, 2011

Review of: Leather Archer's Vambraces

These vambraces took a full blow from a cleaver, longsword, and shovel handle with no pain on my part and no deformation or marring of the vambraces
Reviewed by: James, August 12, 2011

Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted

Reviewed by: John, May 05, 2011

Review of: Leather Archer's Vambraces

They look great! I also agree that they are quite comfortable and provide enough protection. I'm very happy with these Vambraces. I look forward to buying the Greaves to complete the set.
Reviewed by: Jonathan, May 02, 2011

Review of: Leather Archer's Vambraces

there a great leather, sturdy, and comfortable, Heck sometimes i even where them when im asleep i would recomendit greatly,

Angus the celt
Reviewed by: Evan, February 17, 2010

Review of: Leather Archer's Vambraces

Tough leather Vambraces are rather hard to find but these fit the bill. The three piece set-up works wonderfully, and they absorb impact like a dream.
Reviewed by: Tim, December 16, 2008