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Viking Gjermundbu Helmet with Aventail | Viking Helmets

Viking Gjermundbu Helmet with Aventail | Viking Helmets

This fully wearing Viking spectacle helmet with spike and short nose is a replica of one discovered in a burial mound on the Gjermundbu farm in the Ringerike municipality of Norway. The spectacle guard (a protective face plate resembling eyeglasses / spectacles) and the strips or bands running around the lower edge, from front to back and from ear to ear (in German, so-called Spangen) clearly show its close relationship to the crested helmets of the Vendel Period, which preceded the Viking Age.


This replica is hand-forged from steel that is 2 mm thick. Steel rivets link the domed helmet bowl, the Spangen, and the facial protection. The blackened interior features a leather suspension liner that is also riveted to the bowl, and a 1 mm thick leather chin strap that is closed with a string.


A short chainmail aventail or camail covers the neck on this helmet (for remains of an aventail could also be identified on the original find). The 4 in 1 mail weave is made up of round riveted steel rings that are 1.2 mm thick and have an inner diameter of approximately 8 mm. The aventail is affixed to the bowl's lower border immediately.


An early medieval spangenhelm that will perfectly complete your transition into a proud Norse warrior! This helmet, on the other hand, is a superb decorative addition to any helmet collector's treasure chest.


  • Material: 2 mm steel, leather inlay, leather chin strap
  • Chainmail aventail: round rings riveted (RRR) , ID 8 mm
  • Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 63 cm
  • Long distance (back to front): approx. 21 cm
  • Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm
  • Height (without aventail): approx. 15 cm (approx. 30 cm with spectacle/ nose guard and spike)
  • Length of aventail (fully stretched): approx. 14 cm
  • Weight (with aventail): approx. 2.2 kg
General Specifications
Material Steel
Thickness 2mm
Height 30 cms
Circumference 63 cms
Weight 2.2 Kgs
Size Long distance (back to front): approx. 21 cm, Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 19 cm

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