VIKING KING'S MASK HELMET NW0707 INDIA The Gjermundbu is the only helmet we can actually say with any confidence is truly a "Viking" helmet, having been found in the right geographical region, and dating from the right period. Very few Viking Helms have been found, and of them the Gjermundbu was by far the most complete. This wearable authentic polished 18 gauge steel helmet with brass face/nose guard, displays styling reminiscent of the famous Gjermundbu Helm. The interior of the helm is unlined and is blackened to hinder rusting. Hand hammered construction by artisan smiths of India, this helm is as authentic as it gets! Perfect for a long day of reenactment, historical interpretation, costume or roleplay. One size fits most.
• Front to Back: 8 1/2''
• Side to Side: 8" • Circumference: 26'' • Weight: 3 lb 2 oz • Gauge Steel: 18
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
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GJERMUNDBU - Viking Helm Artifacts
A highborn Viking Chieftain of the 10th century. He was cremated and laid to rest in a funerary mound at the district of Ringerike, Norway. This unique Viking find was later dated to approximately 970 AD. The find was made on the land of a farm called Gjermundbu in Haug, which is a area in the district of Ringerike in central eastern Norway.This unique find, which was full of Viking artifacts, was discovered by a coincident during the Spring of 1943. We wonder who the chieftain really was? He must indeed have been someone very important, because the gear they found along his bones and ashes were amongst the most unique gear ever found from that era in all of Scandinavia. Particularly the Viking helmet, which is famed for being the best kept and finest Viking helmet ever found in the entire world.
About the youtube clip>> We thought some of our visitors might enjoy getting a look some of the techniques used in making a real hand hammered helmet from steel. As anyone can see, it is a craft and skill that few in today's world possess; and those who have honed such rare skills to a level of precision and artistic beauty deserve our offering of deep appreciation for what they create as well as the historical knowledge that they carry and preserve. Hopefully such hand worked skills will continue to be passed down to future generations and new appreciation of their value bestowed upon any lucky receiver of such unique and hand made products.