Viking Vendel Helm
This helmet with ocular visor is inspired by archaeological grave finds at Vendel and Valsgärde in Scandinavia.
It is esteemed that this style of helm was most likely worn during the Vendel period which occurred in Sweden between 550 to 790. The Vendel Period occurred after the Migration Period and ended at the beginning of the Viking Age.
The helm has some similarity to Anglo-Saxon grave finds in England such as the Sutton Hoo burial which occurred during the same period.
The helm features an ocular face visor to provide added protection to the face and a long butted mail aventail to protect the neck, shoulder and lower face.
Made from 18 gauge steel the helm has been constructed based on historical spangenhelm designs and is secured with steel rivets for durability.
The face visor is highly decorated, and the crown has a decorative hand hammered finish.
The helmet has a leather lining suspension with chin strap and brass buckle that can be adjusted to better fit the wearer. The leather liner can be a darker colour in sections due to proximity to the oil from the chain mail. The helm has a circumference of 68cm which enables the wearer to also fit a suitable padded coif or cap. The interior of the helm is blackened to improve corrosion resistance.
Wooden helmet stand also available separately.