10th Century Gjermundbu Helmet

The Gjermundbu Helmet was discovered in Norway in 1943. It is often considered to be the most intact helmet from the Viking age and dates to the second half of the 10th Century. It is very distinctive due to the "spectacle" style occular defense.


The occular is deccorated with incised lines which may have been inlaid with copper or silver. My version has copper inlaid wires but you can upgrade to silver if you really want to show off your war bling.


All of my helmets are custom fitted so when ordering a helmet I would need to get some measurements off you in any padding you might plan to wear underneath the helmet. Once I have received an order I will contact you to get the necessary measurements:


Head Circumferance

Width of head (ear to ear) using calipers

Length of head (front to back) using calipers


If you don't have an arming cap already I can provide padded caps for an additional £25. I do not make the caps myself but a fellow craftsperson makes them by hand.


You can also add a maille aventail for an additional £100. The aventail is made from 9mm diameter alternating flat and round rings.

10th Century Gjermundbu Helmet