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Early style helmet appropriate for 10c to 14th c.
Spangenhelms are early period-style helmets made from plates that are riveted together. Our version has a simple one piece dome and three part sides. This style helmet was often worn with a camail of chainmail to protect the neck and shoulders. The Spangenhelm has a 12 gauge dome with 14 gauge sides with a welded grill that meets SCA requirements. Strap and padding not included. When properly strapped and padded to your kingdom specifications these helmets are SCA legal. Consult your local marshal. Sizes M/L or X. The medium/large will fit a crown measurement of up to 25 inches and the x-large will fit up to a 27 inch measurement.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 21st 2014
Love the helm, it fitted perfectly and very well made.
Posted by Thomas on Jun 16th 2014
So, this is a perfect, SCA-legal spangenhelm. It does not come padded, or with a strap, but with a little work it'll be great, especially since you will find other helmets like it (at lower quality) for a much higher price. It's a nice spangenhelm, great for a Viking, Norman, or Saxon persona. I would highly recommend that you get the medium large size (it is rather large itself and you will have more than enough room for padding) as this is a BIG helmet. It's strong and holds up well, but it's big. you definitely want a tight fit.
To more important matters, this is an unpolished, unwaxed helm. You will need to polish, wax, or paint it yourself (because the metal just doesn't agree with the air and can turn rusty overnight). Make sure you prime it as quickly as possible, and then paint, or polish and wax it. This isn't listed in the description, but I was able to figure it out once I noticed the oxygen absorber in the bag with the helmet. The helmet is *not* a lightweight. The top is 13 gauge steel and the sides are 14 gauge. It is a rather heavy helmet, coupled with the fact that even the smallest size available is a little *too* big for my head (which is rather large), is a bit of a downer. Nothing some extra padding can't solve, but make sure you measure your brow.
Otherwise, it's a great helmet to start with and will probably hold up for a few years.