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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Show your viking helmet!         Reply with quote

Hi i am new here and are interested in viking period! I going to buy a viking helmet if you got any tips of manufacturers not too expensive.
If you have found your viking helmet please show it!

I got two but not happy with them.
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You might want to put this in the Historical Arms and Armor section. There is already a 'Show us your Helmets' thread there. Wink ....McM
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
You might want to put this in the Historical Arms and Armor section. There is already a 'Show us your Helmets' thread there. Wink ....McM


Hi i searched the forum and see it perhaps have a dedicated thread to viking helmets?
Want to see vikings helmets Big Grin Eek!
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

here's my viking helmet. I no smith byt rechaped the eyegard. And painted it.
I wanted it to look old that is why i painted it.

I have bougth a battle ready 2,0 viking helmet this to is to thin.



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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like #2. Cheek-flaps really make a Dark-Ages era helmet in my opinion. I'll get around to posting mine when my computer is not being a putz. Worried But it's the $47 ultra-cheapo Norman nasal helm in the Medieval helmets section of Kult of Athena. When it came, I was really surprised at how good it looked and was constructed. It's rock-solid. It was just a metal bucket, and was huge on me with no liner or strap, so I made my own liner, added padding and a pair of leather flaps with a tie string. Fits perfect, and looks great with a mail coif. Happy .....McM
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi yes the flaps is good but to big in my opinion it exist a second one beowulf helmet that is more beautiful.
This one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Viking-King-Helmet-with-Leather-Liner-LARP-Medieval-Renaissance-Costumes-Replica/292599932161?hash=item442050a501%3Ag%3AgWwAAOSw8FBbHk2B&_sacat=0&_nkw=viking+helmet&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

the sorry First one it is really big didn't have no linen or lether straps my to.

Here that i have bought it's 2,0 steel viking spectical helmet 2mm
Do you know how to give them patina so the look old?



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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a Viking helmet that I bought from Albion a LONG time ago.


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel---For an aged patina, you might try the old trick of lemon juice and salt. Use a painters scuff-pad and wipe the helm down really good to remove any oil, then dab on the lemon/salt mixture with a rag. This will make the steel begin to corrode pretty quickly, so keep an eye on it. When you think it's had enough, wipe it down very well with WD-40. Then wipe with the scuff pad some more, finally going down to fine steel wool. This is the method I have used in the past to put an aged patina on carbon steel swords...should work on armor also. Happy (You will also need to keep the helm oiled regularly afterwards.)......McM
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper That beautiful no big eyegard those are perfect! How do you wear it with padded hat or chain mail hood

Mark Moore wrote:
Joel---For an aged patina, you might try the old trick of lemon juice and salt. Use a painters scuff-pad and wipe the helm down really good to remove any oil, then dab on the lemon/salt mixture with a rag. This will make the steel begin to corrode pretty quickly, so keep an eye on it. When you think it's had enough, wipe it down very well with WD-40. Then wipe with the scuff pad some more, finally going down to fine steel wool. This is the method I have used in the past to put an aged patina on carbon steel swords...should work on armor also. Happy (You will also need to keep the helm oiled regularly afterwards.)......McM


Oh that good advice going to try it!

Find a funny youtube where the test the Viking spectacle helmet
If some one want to watch. Even 2,0mm steel got got penetrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnwvF0lx5-c&pbjreload=10
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My newest helmet! Big Grin


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No here it is!
This full combat ready replica of a historic Viking helmet is made of 2 mm steel. The two helmet halves are double jointed (inside and out). The glasses are riveted to the helmet. This type of sturdy design makes the product robust, providing the best possible protection during reenactment.

This type of helmet was popular among the Vikings in the 8th and 9th centuries. Ring armor is often used underneath, or roof valve attached to the helmet.

It¨'s i bit heavy i dont got the neck muscles the leather linen is good.



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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Joel---For an aged patina, you might try the old trick of lemon juice and salt. Use a painters scuff-pad and wipe the helm down really good to remove any oil, then dab on the lemon/salt mixture with a rag. This will make the steel begin to corrode pretty quickly, so keep an eye on it. When you think it's had enough, wipe it down very well with WD-40. Then wipe with the scuff pad some more, finally going down to fine steel wool. This is the method I have used in the past to put an aged patina on carbon steel swords...should work on armor also. Happy (You will also need to keep the helm oiled regularly afterwards.)......McM


Hi i tryed it but it did nothing how long tim before you note it?
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Are you sure the helm is carbon steel? If it's stainless, then it could take a very long while, or perhaps never. I've seen patina beginning to form on some of my carbon steel blades in as little as a couple of hours, and much more after a couple of days and re-treatings. ........McM
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Are you sure the helm is carbon steel? If it's stainless, then it could take a very long while, or perhaps never. I've seen patina beginning to form on some of my carbon steel blades in as little as a couple of hours, and much more after a couple of days and re-treatings. ........McM


Hi i yes i did it again and left it overnight! It begin to show.
I here that Vinagre could also be used.

I am to afraid that i will weaken the armour and possible not cant use it?
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's the reason I said to dab it on with a rag. With my blades, I used a spray-bottle. This would not do for armor...especially for banded and riveted helmets. There would be too much collect between the bands and the skull, causing out-of-control corrosion. The secret---small amounts over several days, with daily wipes and clean-up. Keep at it....you'll get there. Wink ...McM
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is how it look now i decided to stop.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking pretty good! I'm glad it worked out for you. Happy ......McM
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks you very much it much appreciated!!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

New helmet this fit but is some what to round
The helmet is handmade in 2 mm carbon steel with adjustable padding in leather.
Think i give it heavy pattina



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