By now there are several reproductions of the Gjermundbu-helmet on the market, but only few are this close to the original and offer such a good protection like this replica made by Ulfberth. The helmet bowl consists of two parts, is hammered out of 2mm strong steel and carefully welded. Four crossing, hand-forged steel straps (the spangens) are riveted to the helmet bowl to give extra strength. A spectacle, also made of 2mm strong steel, is riveted to the helmet as well. It is offering a good face protection and reaches far below the nose. The spectacle has been featured with the same chipping marks as the original. The helmet has a chain maille aventail of round riveted rings (RRR), for there are remains of an aventail on the 1943 find as well. The hand-forged tip of the helmet is screwed and easy to demount, e.g. for a safer combat.
It happened on purpose that the helmet has not been polished to high gloss. It has a patinated surface to emphasize its authenticity. A comfortable, adjustable and padded cloth liner is riveted into the helmet and it has leather chin straps with a brass buckle.
This outstanding reconstruction is for collectors as well as reenactors of the Viking period a very interesting and also affordable piece of living history.
The helmet is available in three sizes (S, M and L).
- Head circumference: up to 64 cm
- Long distance (back to front): approx. 23 cm
- Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 20 cm
- Material: 2mm steel
- Antique finished
- Padded fabric liner and chin straps from cowhide
- Weight: approx. 3.2 kg