The helmet is an essential part of the armour from the Middle Ages. Its function is to protect against injuries (of course). Helmets were made from different materials such as bones, leathers, bronze, steel and other metals. Today, helmets are used for protection during dangerous work activities, transportation, sports, etc. They are made from durable plastic.
You will find helmets from various historical epoch in this category, e.g. Viking helmets, Norman helmets, Greek and Roman helmets and Saracen and Arabic helmets.
Next great helmets can be found among our helmets of knights. They protected the whole head of knight. Their disadvantage was the fact that the view from them was limited. They arose in the late twelfth century in the context of the crusades and remained in use until the fourteenth century. Other type of helmets is the bascinet. It was important when the warrior threw great helmet during a fight. Then warrior could see and breathe better. The bascinet, without a visor, was worn underneath larger great helms. From around 1380 the visor, by this time considerably larger than earlier forms, was drawn out into a conical point like a muzzle or a beak, and was given the names "hounskull" or "pig faced". The barbute is Italian version of bascinet.
Also sallets or armets (helmets with visors) can be found in our offer. Removable visor was attached to lighter types of helmets. Maybe, you will be enthused by burgonets and kettle hats. We have fantasy and other helmetsfor fans.