This is a battle-ready replica of a 10th century Viking helmet that was excavated in a tumulus in Gjermundbu, Norway. The original model was broken into nine pieces and reconstructed. Nowadays it is exhibited at the Statens Historical Museum in Oslo. The `glasses` protect both the eyes and the nose, while the chainmail provides the neck with a flexible protection.
This helmet is made of 2 mm thick steel. It is unpolished and darkened like the original. The chainmail neck protection consists of riveted round mail rings. This helmet is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm. It weighs approx. 2,9 kg.
Length (front to back): 22 cm
Width (ear to ear): 19 cm
Max. head circumference: 62 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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.