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Crusader Helmet

International brand Nagina
silver colour
Age Group (Description) Adult
one size
Customizable Special Feature
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helmet dimensions – 12 inches (height) – 8.5 inches (width and depth) Height with stand – 16 inches. SKU Code
Material: 100% Solid & High Quality MS (Mild Steel) + Brass + WoodFully wearable Grand Knight Helmet with beautiful brass details 16 gauge steel – leather inner padding – helmet holder included.
Suitable for  Medieval Festival of Sedan (France), SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Events (USA), Festival of Saint George (England), Battle of Grunwald (Poland), The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival (USA), Tewkesbury Medieval Festival (England), Medieval Market and Battle Reenactment (Germany), The Great Northern Medieval Fayre (Australia), The Loxwood Joust (England), The Knights of Royal England (United Kingdom)
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Crusader Helmet

When you think of a chivalrous knight galloping through a battlefield atop his caparisoned charger, odds are that the helmet he’s wearing is a bascinet.

This helmet was worn during the Crusades from the 12th to 13th century and was designed for maximum protection. However, this solid construction also made the helmet heavy and it limited knights’ visibility while in battle.


The crusader helmet is a helmet that was worn by knights that took part in the crusades. The crusades lasted from the 11th century to the 15th century.

The helmet is a very important piece of armor for knights as it protects the head from heavy blows or piercing attacks by spears and swords. It also offers some protection against the impact of a blow from a lance or a mace. This is because the design of the helmet is very protective.

Early medieval helmets were shaped like cylinders and were rounded on top and sides to protect from blows from swords. Then the helmets started to flatten out on top to provide protection from the axe blow of lances and later on became the barrel-shaped great helm. Visors also began to become movable from the flat Klappvisier of the 13th century to the elongated pig-faced bascinet of the 14th century.

When you imagine a chivalric knight in full harness of shining plate armor, spear in hand or atop their caparisoned charger with pennants flying, chances are that the knight is wearing a crusader helmet. This is because this type of helmet was a popular choice for chivalrous knights who went on the crusades.

This type of helmet offered a lot of advantages compared to previous variants like the spangenhelm and nasal helm. However, it came with a few disadvantages too. First, it was very heavy. Second, it restricted the knight’s peripheral vision because of its tiny eye slots. It could also easily overheat due to the thick steel used in its construction.


As the Crusades continued through the 11th century and into the 15th century, knights developed many different helmet types. One such helmet was the flat-top great helm, which offered a number of advantages to the knights. However, it also came with some disadvantages.

First, the design of the great helm limited the knight’s line of vision. It had only two small openings for the eyes, which blocked their peripheral vision. Furthermore, because the helm was so heavy and had little ventilation, it caused the wearer to overheat in hot weather. In addition, the helm could cause damage to the neck and face when it was struck with a blunt object.

The visor of the great helm protected the knight against blows that were aimed at their head, but it was not as effective at deflecting sword, lance, and spear attacks as a nasal helm or spangenhelm. The visor was also difficult to see through and the small openings in the visor made it impossible for enemy weapons to be thrust into the gaps.

A great helm was a very heavy piece of armor that weighed up to 10 pounds. It was hammered out of iron or mild steel and worked cold – meaning the metal was beaten without being heated. This was done to make it more durable by creating a crystalline structure that resists bending or distortion. It took a high level of skill to shape work-hardened steel into the intricate shapes needed for the helmet.

When we think of a medieval knight, we often picture them wearing a full harness of shining plate armor riding on their caparisoned charger with pennants flying. But, we seldom think of what type of helmet they were wearing. When we do, we probably envision them wearing a Crusader helmet, like the one we carry here at Darksword Armory.


Imagine a chivalric knight of the High Middle Ages, armored in a full harness of shining plate, riding on foot or on their caparisoned charger, pennants flying, sword at the ready. Chances are good they are wearing a bascinet, an innovation of the Crusades which bridged the age of dialectic clash between Islamic world and the Christian West with a new style of helmet incorporating the best features of both.

Our Crusader Helmet is modeled on such designs, and is made from the same type of sturdy mild steel that medieval blacksmiths would have used. This allows Darksword Armory to produce a helmet that is authentic, lightweight and sturdy. The lining is fully padded and the interior suspension system is adjustable to accommodate your head size. All edges are rolled, which protects against injury by keeping them from snagging on clothing or other armor.

The immediate ancestor of the bascinet was the cervelliere skullcap, which arose in the late twelfth century, around the time of the Prince’s Crusade to capture Jerusalem and set up the first series of Crusader States across the Levant, in modern Israel-Palestine, Syria and southern Turkey. The cervelliere was worn by people of different social classes, including knights and wealthy commoners who would have worn it over a mail coif or cloth arming cap as additional head protection against the heavy blows that might fall on the top of the head.

Eventually, the cervelliere was replaced by the barrel-like great helm, which covered the entire head and arose in the early to mid thirteenth century during the Crusades. However, it was heavy and restricted vision, plus its curved shape tended to deflect downward blows rather than redirect them as intended. This led to the evolution of the rounded-topped bascinet, which was far more useful and aesthetically appealing than the flat-topped great helm.


Our crusader helmet is a great addition to any collection of medieval armor. It is made of mild steel, allowing it to withstand heavy blows during combat. It is also able to deflect blows that would otherwise directly impact the head of the wearer. The rounded shape of this helm protects the face, neck, and throat. It also has a small opening for the eyes and mouth, giving the wearer the best protection possible. Its solid build and scarce openings make it difficult for enemies to pierce, ensuring the knight’s safety.

This helmet is a good choice for medieval reenactment, the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), or LARP. It is available in a variety of sizes and has a comfortable leather suspension system and chin strap. The padded liner is also adjustable and is fitted with brass cross cutouts.

The design of this helmet is based on the helm shown on Robert Fitzwalter’s seal from between 1213 and 1219. The rounded, flat-topped, cylindrical steel helmet offers superior protection to the nasal or spangenhelms worn by other knights and men at arms. However, due to its limited openings it can quickly become hot and stuffy for the wearer.

The bold brass cross on the visor announcing your mission and prestige will impress any friend or foe you come across in your adventures. This steel medieval helm is the perfect way to complete your knightly attire and to show off your gallantry at your next reenactment, SCA or LARP event. The heaume will look good with any period costume from the late 12th century to the mid 13th century.


The Crusader helmet was a sturdy piece of armor that was capable of absorbing many blows during battle. It also served to deflect any blows that were aimed directly at the head of an enemy. Its narrow slots for the eyes give it a menacing look and are made of high-quality steel, making it an ideal addition to any collection. It is a great choice for both collectors and reenactors, as it provides superior protection.

The helmet was first developed during the Crusades, a series of military campaigns that began in the 11th century and ended after 300 years. The Crusaders wore their helmets over mail and a smaller helm. The helmet was designed to absorb the shock from a blow or an arrow, which could be aimed directly at the head. It also provided better face protection than the open visor of later helmets.

Medieval helmets started out as a cylinder with a flat top, called a pot helm or a Spangenhelm. Over time, they became more curved and pointed at the top to protect against sword, lance, and spear attacks. The design of the helmet was not perfect, however. They were heavy and lacked good ventilation. They also offered little protection against neck or cheek injuries.

Eventually, the knights wore more protective helmets that included a fixed visor. The visor protected against the blows of a sword, but it did not offer good vision or ventilation. It was the ancestor of the modern sallet helm.

The Templar helmet was the helmet of the Knights Templar, a powerful crusading order that operated during the medieval period. This helm is made of 16 gauge steel and features brass cruciform decoration. It comes with a leather liner and chinstrap. The helm is fully functional and has a standard adult size. It comes pre-oiled to prevent rust.

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