This fully battle-ready reconstruction of a late medieval great helm or great helmet (also called heaume, pot helm orbucket helm) was modeled after an original piece believed to have been worn during jousts and tournaments by Edward ofWoodstock, Prince of Wales, known as The Black Prince.

Great helms were often worn over a smaller, lighter helmet (e.g. a cervelliere / secret helmet) and were common throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. Numerous historical illustrations, miniatures and finds from Germany, Flanders, England, Italy, Switzerland,Austria, etc. bear testimony to the popularity of this type of helmet at the time. These helms saw service in many great battles, among others in Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356).

The helmet we offer here is equipped with a very comfortable padded liner.

Great Helmet

  • Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 64 cm
    Long distance (back to front): approx. 24.5 cm
    Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 21 cm
    Weight: approx. 4.8 kg
    Eye slots: approx. 10.5 x 1 cm