Ulfberth 8th century Spangenhelm

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Ulfberth 8th century Spangenhelm

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This Spangenhelm is a replica of an 8th century original found in Eastern Europe. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the British Museum in London. Helmets like this were worn by the Germanic tribes in whole Europe from the 4th century and used until late in the 12th century.

This is a completely battle-ready replica of 2 mm thick steel. Both halves are welded together. The steel straps and the 3 mm thick nose protector (spang) are screwed to the helmet. The helmet is delivered including a textile inlay and a chin strap. It is available in two sizes.

Size S is suitable for a head circumference up to 58 cm.
The size M is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm.
The size L is suitable for a head circumference up to 64 cm. They weigh approx. 2,5 kg.



Product details:
Max. head circumference size S: 58 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 61 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 64 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm, nasal 3 mm
Inlay: textile
Weight: 2.5 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *

Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.

Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.



Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.

Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
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