Bascinet for modern fencing...
Bascinet for modern fencing (medieval stylization) Bascinet must be the most popular type of medieval closed helmets. Only chapel could compete in popularity with it; though, wearers of these helmets were quite different. Shape of bascinet helmet notably varied not only in different historical period, but also depending on the area of wearer’s living. But, in our humble opinion, spherical conical shape of dome with a center, shifted to the back – this one was the most widespread on the territory of the West Europe. “Roman d'Alexandre”, dated by the XII century with paintings of the XIV century is inexhaustible source in this issue. So, our stylization of medieval bascinet w...
Tophelm with horns - Europe...
This model of Tophelm – Helmet with horns – is typical for european cavalryman of XIII-XIV centuries. We made horns as top figure of the helmet. Helmet was worn over the mail coif, under what liner with stuffed roller was used. Late tophelm was often worn over close-firtting skull cap cervellier, that in time was succeeded with bascinet. Then mail coif was replaced with aventail, that was attached to the under helm (cervellier or bascinet). Here you can see full europian armor: https://steel-mastery.com/13-century-european-armour-in-colours-of-the-english-royal-house.html Here you can order classic helmet without horns with other decorations: ...
Torse - medieval heraldy he...
Torse - medieval heraldry headband Starting its way as entirely practical elements, after a while, torse and mantling became a symbol or true knighthood and must-have of knight emblem. In the beginning was a torse… No, not like this, Firstly, in time of the first Crusade, crusaders were boiling in their mails and crusader helmets alive and saw agal on the heads of Bedouins. This thick fabric roller, stuffed with crude wool, twisted and tied in a ring, was pressing keffiyeh to bedouin’s head, preventing sunstrokes and cushioning an impact of sabers. By admiring the smarts of the Saracens, knights shamelessly borrowed design of agal, slightly changed it and called a torse. Aft...
Leather padded medieval coif
Leather padded medieval coif There is posh, cool and classy big brother of modest Padded medieval coif. It is as thick, soft, resilient and reliable as its plain linen relative, but it is a tough guy! This coif is perfect as for light trainings with bokkens, so being hidden under the helmet in steel tournament chopper. A knight, wearing it, looks at glance at others with light superiority and it has reasons – who else could impress with such classy and stylish protection. Generally speaking, VIP coif is for VIPs. Lining and wadding are made of the softest cotton; stitching is made with hardest threads. Color of leather may be various, just by your wishes. Think about chic protection ...
Landsknecht hat with bows
Landsknecht hat with bows In spite of seeming simplicity, this landsknecht hat is one of the most interesting model. Just look at these cute decorative bows of cords on brims, showing it up among others and paradoxically making wearer’s look more severe. Even though bows were quite seldom adornment of landsknecht headwear, but these tiny tots look originally even for it. Unlike most of landsknechts hats, this one has quite small brims and not every soldier of fortune was able to afford to be so decent, whatever strange it may sound. Such hat is a choice of sophisticated fighters with a wise head and hairs, gray with age. *** Urs Graf, 1516 year *** We offer you to order ...
Armet, part of full plate a...
Armet, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century A splendid model of late helmet armet is made of firm cold-rolled steel and is a part of Armor Garniture of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland. Were there better helmets in the XVI century? Probably, yes. More impressive? Never! Dome features two welded halves. Comb of this real knight helmet is hollow inside, made by folding method and decorated with etched ornament. Chin plate of helmet is movable and attached with hinges to the sides of dome. Upper and bottom plates of two-halved visor are attached to the temple parts of dome with single pivot joints. Gorger is also consisted of two ...
Landsknecht hat with feathers
Landsknecht hat with feathers Solve a riddle: bright, loud and impudent bird in feathers, but not a parrot. An answer is German landsknecht, owner of not the most elegant, but the most recognizable medieval costume – landsknecht dress. And, landsknecht hat was the most eye-catching part of this outfit – large, flat and decorated with the brightest feather one could get. Well, we decided – why not to gladden our sweet customer with such an exotic thing? We sew flawless hat of showy wool with splendid feathers, the same as soldiers of fortune were wearing together with landsknecht costume on the XVI century. Gravures of the artists are the confirmation. *** Jörg Breu, 15...
Early cabasset (chapel)
Early cabasset (chapel) Here is a pinnacle of the French armorers’ engineering in the XV century. Yes, don’t smile and look so surprised. This “egghead” and funny medieval helmet was the best protection against the most tremendous hand-held weapon of that epoch. But, let’s talk about step by step. Cabasset, Aragón, Spain. 1490-1500, Philadelphia Museum of Art Chapel is an identifiable ancestor of cabasset, as it was the only affordable type of head protection for unwealthy mounted knights and infantrymen. However, such plain and unattractive medieval steel helmet saved many lives. In comparison with expensive and complex closed helmets, cabasset had such u...
Cossack headwear of the XVI...
This Cossack men's headwear of the XVII century is made of natural wool. It is furred with beaverskin. Such men's hat will be great additional for custom-tailored Cossack costume.
Helmet bascinet Hounskull ("Hundsgugel") is named of the conical shape of extended visor, that resembles dog's muzzle. Helmet was popular among all classes of knights in the XIV-XV centuries. Shape of visor allows to place a lot of holes on it for perfect ventilation. Base price includes helmet made of cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm, with satin finish treatment, steel rivets and sewn liner. Please choose the wished type and thickness of metal in options. We recommend to use helmet with liner, padded and mail aventails for bascinet.
Hennin, XV century
Hennin is the most popular women’s Burgundian headwear of the XV century. It has shape of cone (often, truncated cone), and was made of strong fabric or on frame of whalebone. Base was covered with expensive fabrics and decorated with gems. Silk or batist veil was fixed over it. These models are typical for medeival Burgundia. Base is made of felt and covered with wool. White silk veil is draped on the frame of two ribs or can be pinned to the base. Hennin is essential part of women’s Burgundian outfit of the XV century. We offer you two models of dress of this historical period, to any of which this headwear will be a great addition. When ordering, please advise us via e-ma...
Italian barbute of the XV c...
Barbute is type of popular infantry helmet in Italy of the XV century. Due to cheek guards, face is largely covered. Etymologically, the word “barbute” is derived from Italian “Barba”, what means “beard”. It can be interpreted as “Bearded helm”: cheek guards or beards, staring from under the helm are meant. Open-faced helmet barbute could have T-cut or Y-cut from the front. So, face was covered only partially. Dome could be conical or spherical conical. This model of battle helmet barbute is typical head protection of medieval infantryman. Armor is completely handcrafted by individual parameters of customer. You can use this medieval steel head armor for: S...
Medieval closed helmet (arm...
Closed cavalry helmet armet was widespread in the XV-XVI centuries. This model of classical tournament medieval helm armor has typical features: spherical shape of dome; movable gorget; movable visor. Battle helmet fits a head very close and protects neck and partially collarbones. Sewn liner makes wearing of head protection more comfortable and reliable. Cuts on the visor provides with good visibility and breathing. There are also holes on the sides of armet. This handmade armet is made by personal parameters of customer. You can use this functional medieval helmet for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events ...
Chaperon of the XV century
Chaperon was the most popular medieval headwear in the XV century. Primarily, there was a hood with pelerine, which had fastening from the front. But in time, it had been transformed to some model of turban, decorated with festoons of different shape. Chaperons came into fashion in Burgundia in the early XV century and soon after it embraced all Medieval Europe. This model of medieval chaperon is made of wool of different colour with lining of cotton or linen. Base price includes simple chaperon without festoons. If you wish to decorate your headwear with oak leaves, as on the photos, for example, or with festoons of another form, please choose it in the options and send the wished pa...
Armet (closed helmet) 15th-...
Medieval helmet armet takes its origin in XV century, being designed - as presumed - in Italy. It was distinguished by being the first helmet of this time to protect completely the head, compact and light enough to be carried one. Movable hinged cheek pieces and gorget plate opened backward show the face. This made-to-measure Middle Ages helmet is completely handcrafted by our artisans. You can use this medieval knight helmet for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events Base price includes following options: Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm; Satin polishing; Black leather belts; Steel nickel-plated buckles; Steel rivets; Sewn ...
Landsknecht hat with slits
Landsknecht hat with slits Whether landsknecht costume is streaked with cuts, in which crisp white shirt peeps out, then why shouldn’t a hat be like this as well? Here is very interesting landsknecht hat, brims of which look like a round roller, in the cust of which a snow-white fabric of the inner layer is visible. Such hats were well-liked by soldiers of fortune, being posh and comfortable at the same time. Contemporary artists often depicted it in their works, thanks to which you may also show off in the landsknecht clothing. Hans Schäufelin, 1510 year By the way, color combination may be chosen by yourself. So, we recommend not to stop yourself and allow your lan...
Landsknecht hat with cuts
Landsknecht hat with cuts No doubts that landsknechts were wearing the most bright and varicoloured clothing in the Middle Ages. Mot a single fashionista had so party-colored and picturesque dresses, as common German and Swiss hired soldiers did. Legend has it that after landsknechts have destroyed army of the Duke of Burgundy in the 1477 year, their clothing looked like a rags, as it was torn and slashed in the battle. Well, to avoid flashing of naked bodies and underwear, soldiers began to repair clothes right on the spot with help of the locally improvised material – Burgundian standards. When they saw a result, they decided that it looks even better than before a battle. Since t...
Helmet of the Golden Horde ...
This model of medieval helmet is based on the paintings from the book “Jami al-Tawarikh” (Eng. "Compendium of Chronicles") of Persian historian Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, who expounded history of the Mongols in this book. We made slight changes in the helmet design, so now it is completely compliant to SCA standards and HMB. Helmet has bar-grill visor, which is attached to the peak, and neck plate. Distance between the rods is about 2 cm (less than 1 inch). Two rondels on the both side provide with additional protection for temples. This made-to-measure Middle Ages helmet is completely handcrafted by our artisans. You can use this medieval knight helmet for: SCA HEMA ...
Knightly closed helmet of t...
Presented helmet is an evolution of the helmet type of topfhelm. For its form it is called the Sugarloaf helm. The helmet has no moving parts. Its main purpose is to protect the rider from a direct strike with a spear (ordinary soldiers did not wear such helmets). By limiting the review, making it difficult to breath, this helmet is good at his knight protection function during horse collision. In addition, there topfhelm not least because of the the Saracens. They are often used in the battle maces and topfhelm was good shape protected the rider from such attacks. The holes in the bottom of the helmet for breathing could be like the left and right, and just right. Thus trying to st...
Sallet originally was appeared in Italy, about the end of the XIV century. A bit later the helmet has gained widespread popularity in the German. It was worn by all social strata, and ordinary soldiers and members of the upper class. In the first variant, the helmet being forged unibody. In more expensive version, the front end with a slit for eyes brings to the visor. Most often sallet combined with additional protection the neck – buviger. Feature salade was also prolonged back part. When ordering this model, you can choose from what will be given a helmet and options for decor. As a material, you can choose an ordinary steel, stainless steel, hardened steel. The choice...
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The hood is comfortable. It's also very big, even with custom head and neck measurements, so you can either wear it normally or conceal your face if you wish. It's light enough so you don't notice it much when having it down. Make sure you wear it far enough forward so it doesn't begin to slip back as you move around in it.
I had to get the padding that came with my helm removed for this, but its well worth it
Just got these in last night and I already LOVE them! Thank you and everyone involved so much for your time and diligence.
I'm probably gonna have to get a bigger helmet to go over this, but thats the only downside I've had. A fine bit of padding for yer noggin!
This tailor made helmet has comfortable weight, guarantees good vision and air circulation. Easy to fix both gridles. The padded inlay fits perfectly. The helmet won't move sideways even with open chin gridle. Also one doesn't need an extra hair cap. Prize is more than reasonable. The process of order and payment was easy online. Every step was documented and shared, often via photoes. If necessesary, clarification of details preferred or the bill was made prior executing next steps. My wishes have been met fully. The order arrived safe and undamaged due to smart wrapping. Codes provided made delivery tracking online easy. Overall I was not only a customer but found myself in every step in the best hands. FIVE STARS!
Great liner, just what I needed, surprisingly fast shipment, highly recommend!
Great helmet!!! Steel-Mastery you are the best.