Norse Spangenhelm - AH5501

Norse Spangenhelm

Front to Back: 8 1/2''
Side to Side: 7 1/2''
Circumference: 24 1/2''
Retail Price:$334.00

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18 Gauge Steel
4 lb 6.7 oz

This Nordic Helm is constructed in the spangenhelm style with riveted plates of 18 gauge steel. Its exterior has been adorned with riveted Norse knotwork embellishments. The interior of the helm has been fitted with an adjustable suspension liner of leather. The cheekplates and nasal bar have also been given a layer or leather on the interior. The cheekplates have a pair of brass rings that can be fitted with a lacing of brown leather to keep the helm fitted to the helm. Though not pictured, the brown leather lacing is included.

Spangenhelm style helms were common in the dark ages - being composed of a series of riveted plates they were simpler to construct then later medieval conical helms which would would be hammered out of a single piece of metal. This style of helm gave good protecting to the cranium, brow and sides of the face. The nasal bar prevented slashes to the face whilst being a minimum hindrance to the vision and breathing of the warrior.

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