Forged from 16 Gauge Carbon Steel, this Gjermundbu Viking Helmet with Chainmail Aventail is handcrafted and polished with an inner leather liner for additional comfort.
16 Gauge Carbon Steel
Inner Leather Head Liner
One Size Fits Most
The Vikings were a fierce people, known for their prowess in battle and their love of exploration. One of the most iconic symbols of Viking culture is the helmet.
They are believed to have first appeared in the late eighth century. The first recorded use of a Viking helmet was during the Battle of Reford in 780 AD.
During this battle, the Vikings were defeated by a much larger force of Frankish soldiers. Despite their defeat, the Vikings' use of helmets impressed the Frankish soldiers and helped to shape the way that future generations of warriors would fight.
Viking helmets were typically made from iron or steel and were often decorated with intricate designs. Some helmets even had horns attached to them, which served both as a symbol of power and as a practical way to deflect enemy blows.