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Scott Willis





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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2020 11:27 am    Post subject: Vendel Helmets         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am in search of a smith willing to make me a Vendel helmet, but am having trouble finding someone. Do any of you here have any recommendations?
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Tyler C.




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2020 11:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would try Royal Oak Armoury. I have't personally handled any of their items, but from the pictures they appear to be exceptionally well made and accurate.

https://royaloakarmoury.com/

Have a look at their early medieval section: https://royaloakarmoury.com/early-medieval/
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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2020 7:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tyler C. wrote:
I would try Royal Oak Armoury. I have't personally handled any of their items, but from the pictures they appear to be exceptionally well made and accurate.

https://royaloakarmoury.com/

Have a look at their early medieval section: https://royaloakarmoury.com/early-medieval/


Those types of helmets are also very expensive to make so keep that in mind.
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Arne G.





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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joe A wrote:
Tyler C. wrote:
I would try Royal Oak Armoury. I have't personally handled any of their items, but from the pictures they appear to be exceptionally well made and accurate.

https://royaloakarmoury.com/

Have a look at their early medieval section: https://royaloakarmoury.com/early-medieval/


Those types of helmets are also very expensive to make so keep that in mind.


Admittedly it depends on what you want. Something basic with minimal decoration won't be that bad. Full crest, covered with pressblech, garnet inlaid eyebrows, etc. will be rather more.

Scott, is there a particular helmet or helmets that you are interested in? "Vendel" covers a rather wide latitude of construction techniques and overall decoration, with a corresponding variation in price.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well a less expensive and reasonably attractive one is made by Windlass.

Found here: https://www.reliks.com/helmets/norseman-helmet/

This is a Canadian vendor, but they do ship to the USA, although there must be local to you source depending on what country you live in.

The helmet seems like a close duplicate of some of the helmets in the movie BEOWULF & GRENDEL, I have one of these helmets that looks near identical, but mine has a maiile neck protector in addition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_%26_Grendel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGlSAtb-SDw

Actually the one by Windlass is so close that I think that either Windlass copied the movie prop helmet, or they actually made the prop helmets for the movie ?

Like this one with the maille neck protector: https://www.english-heritageshop.org.uk/collectables/beowulf-helmet

The one in the link above seems to have butted maille, mine has riveted maille and may be from a different production run as I got it years ago from KoA and might actualy have been one of the movie prop helmets ?
( Note there is also a near identical version made by Deepeeka instead of Windlass, but looks not as well made ? )


Here is a YOUTUBE review by Skallagrim of one made by Royal Oak Armoury:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS31O_YlO3Y

This may help you in deciding if the high quality is worth the money and wait for a custom Vendel Helmet.

Hope this helps.

Note the video is also funny in addition to a revue ..... Big Grin Laughing Out Loud

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