VIKING WARRIOR HELMET NW0708 INDIA This wearable authentic polished 18 gauge steel helmet with neck guard and hinged 7 inch cheek guards, is classic Viking styling and is an excellent item for re-enactment use. A great addition to any Viking or Medieval collection. Dual rows of steel rivets line the crown supports and the large classic eye cutouts make clear visibility a non-issue. 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. (See the optional leather liner kit linked in the recommended accessories list below to make your helm a custom fit and long comfortable wear)
• Overall Height: 13''
• Side to Side: 8.25" • Front to Back: 8.50" • Circumference: 26'' • Cheek Guards: 7" Hinged • Nose Guard: 5'' • Weight: 3 lb 13.2 oz • Gauge Steel: 18
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
Barbarians are sometimes misunderstood
The Vikings, have long been noted as fierce warrior-pirates from the icy regions of Scandinavia. Although they did raise fear in the hearts of men as their dragon-headed ships appeared through the fog like sea monsters and sliding onto shore the fiercest Beserker Vikings came wildly swinging their battle axes. The largest longships could carry more than 60 warriors who could quickly embark from their shore-landed ships. A medieval prayer echoes the fear of the Europeans: "From the fury of the Norsemen, good Lord deliver us." Modern research, however, has found that the Viking culture of Sweden, Denmark and Norway was far more complex than that, and the violence of the Viking culture was no more ruthless than other groups in Medieval Europe of the 8th through 11th centuries A.D.
Below are a few recommended accessories that you might consider for wearing, displaying, and maintaining this authentic hand forged Viking Warrior Helmet:
Vikings spread trade through Russia to Constantinople, Arabia and the Near East, and even East Asia. They brought new agricultural techniques to their settlements in Northern France and England, and they explored far and wide to establish settlements in Iceland, Greenland and briefly, North America. 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.