Furdess Helmet

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Furdess Helmet
SKU: AH6742
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Product Name:Furdess Helmet

SKU:AH6742

Features

  • 14 Gauge Steel
  • 22 to 23 Inch Circumference
  • rounded crown with a reinforced transverse mounted central ridge, come to a subtle point atop the crown
  • full-face mask with half-circle eye-holes, as well as several small breathing holes across the bottom of the mask
  • hinged protectors that hang over the ears and the sides of the head

Description

This helmet is a simplified adaptation of the Valsgarde Vendel Era helmets. This variation features the typical rounded crown and central ridge reenforcement, however the subtle point topping the crown adds a distinctive deflective touch. While the half circle eye holes follow the 'spectacled' upper face guard, this elongated versions provides full face protection while offering breathing holes. The side ear flaps are hinged. Although less ornate than the Valsgarde helmets this version does offer the rugged intimidating feel of a Viking era helmet.

Historical Period

mid or late 7th century

Inspiration

Helmets found at the Valsgärde burial site north of Uppsala, the ancient center of regional Swedish kings and a pagan, then Christian, religious center. The graves range from the 5th to 11th century, although the only 4 which contained reconstructable helms were from the 6th or 7th century. Valsgärde 5 Replica, Suggested Reconstruction (Tweddle)