The helmet or helm was developed to keep up with advances in weaponry of the times.  Helmet history is fascinating, and chronologically speaking, the helmet is innovation itself. Hickory Arms offers a changing variety of historical and reproduction helmets for you to choose. All the helmets on our website can be worn, and many are functional battle ready helmets.

A word about gauge: Gauge refers to the thickness of the modern mild steel used in the helmets. A lower gauge helmet will be heavier and offer more protection.   For Example: An 18 Gauge helmet has a thickness of 0.0359 inches (1.214mm) of steel, while a 14 Gauge helmet has a thickness of 0.0747 inches (1.897mm). The weight difference for