GJERMUNDBU STYLE VIKING HELMET IR80428 INDIA This Gjermundbu Style Viking Helm is crafted from 20 gauge steel plates with a riveted construction and features authentic styling and spiked cap. 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. (See the optional leather liner kit linked in the recommended accessories list below to make your helm a custom fit and comfortable wear on the Nordic Noggin!)
• Overall Height: 14''
• Side to Side: 8" • Front to Back: 8-1/2" • Circumference: 26'' • Cheek Guards: 7" Hinged • Nose Guard: 5'' • Weight: 5 lb 1 oz • Gauge Steel: 20
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
Does not include helmet stand shown above.
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.This 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 is by far the most complete. 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.
Below are recommended accessories for wearing, displaying, and maintaining your hand forged Gjermundbu Helmet: