Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet

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Barbute helmets did not have visors, although the needs of the warrior are what dictate the evolution of the helm. This Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet is as protective as a typical barbute and then-some, thanks to the visor. The barbute, or barbuta, was originally designed in medieval Italy, although because of how effective and useful the helmet was, it spread to other regions as well. This helmet alters the typical design of a barbute by including a protective visor. The visor is distinctive in design, possessing two rectangular eyelets, as well as a cross-shaped cut-out for air ventilation. On the right side of the helm is a small hook that latches the visor down, while the temples feature small pins and chains that secure the visor to the helmet. This means that the visor can be rotated up or to the side, or it can be removed entirely. The helmet is crafted from quality steel and features an incredible looking dark metal finish, which is rust and scratch resistant. The interior of the helmet features a liner, both for comfort and for making small adjustments to size. Original barbutes might not have had visors, but the two are an ingenious combination, so much so that this Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet is the kind of protection that any warrior could kill to have.

Please be aware that these items are handmade. Slight deviations in pattern, color, and shape may occur.

To properly maintain your steel armour, always keep the metal pieces away from water and lightly oiled to prevent rusting. Occasionally clean the armour with metal polish and re-oil them. Leather care products must be used to maintain the leather fittings as well.

Key Features:

  • Treated with a Dark Metal Finish
  • A Traditional Italian Barbute With A New Touch
  • Features a Removable, Rotating Visor
  • Offers a Great Level of Protection


  • Made from 19-gauge galvanized mild steel
  • Fittings made from top-grain leather
  • Lined with foam padding
  • Care Instructions- Keep away from water. Clean with a metal polish and re-oil occasionally to properly maintain the armour. Use Leather care products for the fittings.

Head Circumference Overall Height
Medium 23-26 inches 9.1 inches
Large 24-28 inches 10.6 inches

5 reviews for Epic Dark Visored Barbuta Helmet

  1. Brandon M.

    This website is amazing and has many branch sites with similar merchandise. I buy most of my armor from here and am fairly pleased with everything I have gotten, speaking for both myself and others I have gifted things to. This helmet is strong and stylish. I test them myself as soon as I open them whether the product is for me or someone else. This particular helmet hasn’t been blade tested yet but it survived the blunt weapons battery and has no offsets, dents, cracks, etc. And to top it off I was fine the entire time, although I do recommend a gambeson or socktop-esk wear, I prefer the quick-clava, because this helmet is alittle bell shaped compared to the form fit look of the online pictures. So it rattles a bit when getting hit. The only thing I dnt care much for is the hinged mask, it’s just a personal peeve. They survived blunt bashes but I’m willing to bet a live blade would put it in a “for training and decoration” catagory. Which is why I will not be wearing it for that test as I have other helmets, shields, and armors. Overall 4/5. Great job and very pleased. Buy please post more pictures of the product the sleekness of the helmet only exists in the angled shot, favoring the helmet head on reveals its “Darth Vader-esk” quality.

  2. Yvan T.

    Very good helmet. Very solid. I can’t refrain to figure out the real thing from 600 years ago might have been very similar. The only thing I see that could be improved is the pinning system that hold the facial grate into place. Whenever I turn the helmet upside down, the pins get out of the kind of hinges. This is mostly an annoyance but nothing too serious. When the helmet is where it’s supposed to be (on your head) this is not a concern at all. I’m very satisfied.

  3. Matthew R.

    The helmet is AWESOME!!! And Medieval Collectibles has the best prices! I will be back!!

  4. Dorothy G.

    Great looking helm, fits quite well, and it’s just plain menacing, the locking arm is a bit rough to use, as the curve of the visor makes it to where you have to put pressure on the arm to get it around the edge of the visor, and it tends to scratch the visor edge when done, also the locking pins to hold the visor on are fairly loose, and you wouldn’t want to open the visor too far or they could possibly slip out, I’ll probably rivet one in to prevent it, but other than that, very happy with my purchase as it provides the look I was going for.

  5. jackpot8756 (verified owner)

    Great Helmet even though I got the wrong size I’m going to re-grab it at the larger size when I can. I loved the design when I was able to get on the smaller size with a small beanie instead of an arming cap it was amazing how amazing it looked.

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