A helmet inspired by the only existing finding of a complete Viking helmet – the Gjermundbu. It was found in a chieftain’s grave, along with other armour and weapon elements, in the Ringerike region in 1943 and is dated for X century. It is currently on display in the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo. It was originally made of iron.
Unlike the original Gjermundbu, this ocular helmet is made from two plates of metal riveted together by a single strip. The ocular and nasal guard is also much simpler. All these simplifications make the entire construction lighter, but yet fully functional and offering full protection. The back and the sides are additionaly protected by a mail aventail. The metal rings are not riveted.
The helmet is made of 1,5mm thick carbon steel and is completely battle-ready. It offers great protection. The inside has been fitted with a leather cap for extra amortization and to ensure that it sits tightly on the head and thus does not require use of any additional padding. The cap has a leather strip to fasten under the chin.
The standard head circumference for the helmet is 60cm. Different sizes can be made to order (please specify in the order comments). The wait time for a custom made helmet is at least two weeks and may increase considerably during the market season (Summer). It is also possible to order thicker steel for the helmet (2mm).