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Bryson Cadle




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PostPosted: Sun 23 Nov, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Wulflund Viking Helms         Reply with quote

Just recently came across the some interesting looking "Viking Helms" on Wulflund.com while looking at some of the nice forged axes and knives they have.

I'm curious if anyone had some thoughts on their various Viking Spectacle helms available? I've never seen anything like them and wonder how historical they are? Remind me of different Vendel helms.

http://www.wulflund.com/en
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Baard H




Location: Norway
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Nov, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Viking- or vendel-inspired is the closest you get there I think.

Most of those "viking" helmets they sell seems indeed to have more in common with the vendel-period than viking. I noticed that the one helmet they identify as vendel is also labeled "early viking" so that might be a clue as to how they define the term "viking".

There is only one known "viking" helmet, an occular one from Gjermundbu. Apart from this we have artwork pointing us in the direction of nasal helmets.

At kveldi skal dag leyfa,
konu, er brennd er,
mćki, er reyndr er,
mey, er gefin er,
ís, er yfir kemr,
öl, er drukkit er.
-Hávamál, vísa 81
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Nov, 2014 2:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pure fantasy, all of them.

Nothing to do with Viking, Vendel or any other early medieval helmets in terms of form, construction, decoration etc

"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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