Visored Barbuta Helmet

(6 customer reviews)



SKU: MCI-2428 Categories: , ,

The barbute has undergone many changes since it first hit the field of war in the 15th century. This Visored Barbuta Helmet expands upon the original design by adding an effective visor, which doubles your protection and makes for an intimidating sight. Originally, the barbute, or barbuta in Italian, was a visorless war helm that was distinctive for its T or V-shaped opening, which gave the wearer a clear field of vision. This helmets design is supremely versatile, offering a few options on how to wear it. You can put it on visor and all. The visor can be opened in two different ways, as it can be rotated up, or one pin on the right side of the helmet can be pulled, allowing the helmet to rotate off to the side (the pin can even be left open, as the helmet features a hook closure for keeping the helm secured in its closed position). You can also pull the pins on both sides of the helmet to remove the visor entirely. The helmet is crafted from quality steel and features an incredible looking polished metal finish. The interior of the helmet features a liner, both for comfort and for making small adjustments to size. It is a full-sized replica helmet that is fully wearable, and when worn, it stands up rather well to the rigors and impacts experienced during the course of LARP combat and light reenactment.

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:

  • A Traditional Italian Barbute With A New Touch
  • Displays a Polished Metal Finish
  • Features a Removable, Rotating Visor
  • Helmet Has a Liner
  • Offers a Great Level of Protection


  • Crafted from 19 gauge mild steel
  • Fittings made of top-grain leather
  • Padded with foam
  • 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.


  • Medium: Fits a 23 to 26 inch head circumference. Weighs 3.5 lbs.
  • Large: Fits a 24 to 28 inch head circumference. Weighs 4.4 lbs.

6 reviews for Visored Barbuta Helmet

  1. Sarah M.

    This was the first item I ordered from this site, and I was a bit worried as what the site would be like. But when this helmet arrived, I was very pleased. It came with an adjustable leather chin strap AND padding on the inside. It’s very good quality; it could take quite a beating in battle. Keep up the good work!

  2. Matthew K.

    Fits on my head well, not too heavy either.

  3. Celso S.

    The helmet and really very good , but could be more polished . Within the contest I was satisfied

  4. Stephen C.

    It just arrived. It’s better than the picture shows. It’s incredibly comfortable and works great with my leather gorget; I have full head movement. I love that the visor is easy to remove and replace.

  5. Ryan B.

    Bought this helmet for my work as an airsoft referee to protect my head. Does very well when combined with the proper padding. However mine arrived with rust on the inside, however I was able to fix this myself, and epoxy in some mesh over the eyes for greater protection. It will dent, but can take the hit before you are injured, as I had a polypropolene hatchet slammed into the helmet’s upper side. Decent helmet, could be cheaper, but usable.

  6. Lord_Capulet (verified owner)

    Looks and feels great, love the design of the visor and that it comes with a real leather chinstrap.

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