Helmet “Old Gods”
Inspired by the Vendel Period
“Old Gods” Helmet
A stainless steel and brass helmet loosely inspired by the Vendel Period.
No matter how far they were from their homeland, Old Gods would guide them. Each evening they would stare to the sky, and each morning they would awake with visions of which way they would go and which path they should follow. Though the constant migration took a toll on them, they had trust that every city they razed and every village they conquered would bring them closer to the one place they desperately sought to find: their true home.
Although it is undeniable fantasy, this masterful helmet takes loose inspiration from the Vendel Period of history. We’ve taken great creative liberty to make something unique, visually stunning, but still reminiscent of a time period. The Vendel Period is a brief time that existed between the Iron Age and the Viking Age, and marked a time of great migration. Helmets from this era were often characterised by the use of expensive materials, brass, gilding, ornamental aspects and of course bold and intimidating facial expressions.
This helmet is incredibly safe. Underneath the aventail, plates extend at the front and the back to ensure you’re getting the most protection possible. 2mm stainless steel construction makes sure that this helmet can take a decent beating, with a large amount of safe padding inside. Instead of a traditional bar grill we have created an ornate, creative design reminiscent of the facial expressions you would find on a Vandal helm. The visor is cut from 5mm stainless steel, and is just as robust as any other common face plate. The face plate is also reinforced and decorated with a 1mm thick brass nose plate with some very distinct eyebrows, all securely riveted on with solid brass rivets. The dome of the helmet is made from two parts welded together, and is again reinforced with 2mm stainless steel strips for even more structural integrity.
Basically every surface on this helmet is covered with some decorative aspect that will really make it stand out on the battlefield. The stainless steel top of the helmet is adorned with knot work etching and strategically placed brass rivets that look fantastic but are also functional. The nose and eyebrow pieces also have similar etching, with a combination of small and large rivets for maximum visual impact. The combination of stainless steel and brass also means that this beautiful helmet is rust resistant and much easier to take care of than mill steel, so fear not when you have a sweaty fighting practice or find yourself stuck in the rain!
This helmet is finished off with careful attention to details and fine craftsmanship. Expertly placed rivets, robust leather straps, and period appropriate cast brass buckles truly give this piece a refined finish. It also comes pre-padded and ready for battle, with comfortable cotton lining around the padding, which has been executed in a period inspired method of strapping. Finally, the undeniably beautiful riveted aventail really secures this as a luxurious piece of armor. The perfect links are all secured with tiny rivets, which makes it not only much more aesthetically pleasing, but also significantly more reliable, especially compared to butted mail, which is prone to pulling apart under the blow of a weapon.
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Chin strap with a drawstring and toggle
Chin straps with one buckle (left pictures) and two buckles (right pictures).
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
- 2mm (14ga) stainless steel (the main part of the helmet – the dome and the cross segments);
- 5mm (6ga) stainless steel (laser cut visor);
- 1mm (18ga) brass accents;
- 1.5mm (16ga) stainless steel hidden neck protection ;
- Riveted aventail;
- Brass rivets;
- Leather straps;
- Brass buckles.
- Fantasy design with historical inspiration;
- An attractive alternative to bar grills;
- Ornate etching;
- Decorative brass accents;
- Extra hidden neck protection under the aventail;
- Robust aventail.
- no padding by request;
- cell foam fabric padding.
This item is part of the “Viking” collectionView collection