Viking Spectacle Helm with Aventail (18 Gauge)
Viking Spectacle Helmet, with Aventail, 1.2 mm Steel
This Viking Age helmet is made of 1.2 mm steel.(18 Gauge) It consists of a blackened, round helmet bell, a forehead band, two crossing bands / strips or clasps (a crown band and a band that runs from ear to ear) and eye holes with nose protection. The individual parts of the helmet are attached to one another by steel rivets and the spaces between the steel bands are filled with Y-shaped brass plates or segments riveted to the bell with brass rivets. The ribbon fittings and the face / eye protection are decorated with a knot pattern or wickerwork in the Celtic style.
The inside of the helm is blackened and provided with a riveted, adjustable leather inlay. The chinstrap made of black, 2 mm thick leather is finished with a steel buckle.
To protect the neck, and lower face, the helmet has an attached, shoulder-length chain mail ventail. The chain mesh consists of non-riveted steel rings with an inner diameter of approx. 9 mm. The lower edge of the bell and the eye holes are equipped with riveted eyelets through which a stable iron wire runs all around. The fountain is attached to it.
In the early European Middle Ages, the spangenhelm was the predominant type of helmet. This helm is not an authentic reproduction of a historical original, but rather a free interpretation of the Early Medieval Germanic nasal helmets, buckle / strap helmets and spectacle helmets from the Vendel and Viking times.
This wearable fantasy helmet of diverse (Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, etc.) inspiration is an ideal accessory for LARP, fantasy, costume, stage or TV / film, it is also an excellent decorative addition for every helmet collector.
Material: 1.2 mm blackened steel bowl, steel bands, brass fittings, leather inlay, leather chin strap
Chain mail aventail: butted steel rings, ID 9 mm
Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 66 cm
Long distance (back to front): approx. 21 cm
Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 21 cm
Height (without aventail): approx. 16 cm (approx. 26 cm with spectacle/nose guard)
Length of aventail (fully stretched): approx. 30 cm
Weight (with aventail): approx. 4.5 kg
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
Shipping weight: 5.30 kg