Gjermundbu style Viking Helm - 20 Gauge Steel - IR80428

Gjermundbu style Viking Helm - 20 Gauge Steel

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Front to Back: 8 1/2''
Side to Side: 8''
Circumference: 26''
Retail Price:$100.00

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20 Gauge Steel
Weight: 5 lbs

This Gjermundbu Style Viking Helm is crafted from 20 gauge steel plates with a riveted construction. The interior of the helm is unlined and is blackened to hinder rusting. It has an integrated aventail of butted steel mail rings to cover the back and sides of the neck. Being made of 20 gauge steel, this helm is lighter on the head than other, thicker gauged helms of this type. This makes it more comfortable to wear over a long period of time, making the helm an easier piece to wear for a long day of reenactment, historical interpretation, costume or roleplay.

Very few Viking Helms have been found, and of them the Gjermundbu is by far the most complete. The helmet is dated to 970 AD and was found on a farm in central Norway. Why so few Viking helmets have been found is unknown. Were there few in existence and they were affordable only to chieftains and their elite warriors? Or were they used and passed down from warrior to warrior, and over time recycled into other objects when their use as a helmet was done and not buried with their owners as often as weapons? It is a topic up to speculation by historians and Viking enthusiasts.

A picture link for a separate leather helmet liner is under the ''also available'' section of this page.

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