Our Gjermundbu Spectacle Helm is based on a classic Viking helm found in a Norwegian burial mound. Found in nine fragments, the helm has been re-constructed and is now housed in the Museum of National Antiquities in Oslo. It dates from around 970 CE and is considered to be the finest helm found of that era. The "spectacles" (officially "occularia"), provided excellent facial and nasal protection, while chain mail provided flexible protection to the back and sides. This version of the Gjermundbu Spectacle Helm is made from 18 gauge steel, with a standard inner circumference of 22 - 23 inches and is fully wearable. Includes the attached chain mail aventail.
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