10th Century Gjermundbu Helmet

The Gjermundbu Helmet was discovered in Norway in 1943. It is often considered to be the most intact Viking helmet and dates to the second half of the 10th Century. It is very distinctive due the the eye piece and is often referred to as a spectacle helm.

My version is hand raised from 1.6mm steel. The eye piece is hand engraved and inlayed with copper strips. The helmet is fitted with a leather strap and brass buckle.


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

Padded Cap
Chain Maille Aventail

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