The original helmet was found in 1939 at the English town of Woodbridge during archaeological research after the Saxon boat grave of Sutton Hoo. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the British Museum in London. The helmet shows similarities with the 7th century helmets found in Vendel (Sweden). This helmet is provided with the late Roman neck and cheek flaps, the engravings of the helmet and the grave in which it was found give the impression that it was property of a Saxon king / chief.
This helmet is a realistic replica of the original, just like the original it is inlaid with decorated iron plates, on which Saxon knot motives, warriors, horsemen and possibly a religious ritual are depicted. The plates are attached to each other with metal strips. Just like the Vendelhelm the Sutton Hoo helmet has a crest in the middle, this ends in a dragon motive that is ornamented with red email.
This helmet is provided with a leather inlay for extra wearing comfort and is made of 1,3 mm thick steel. The helmet is battle-ready and is suitable for a head circumference up to 61 cm. It weighs approx. 2,85 kg.
This helmet is a museum replica.
Length (front to back): 21.5 cm
Width (ear to ear): 17.5 cm
Max. head circumference: 61 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.6 mm
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.