As fearsome as they were, even Viking warriors were not above wearing helmets. And here in this section of Medieval Armour, you'll find not only all of our Viking helmets, but also all of our Norman Helmets and our Anglo-Saxon Helmets, as all three of these peoples favored head protection that descended from a single, common source. Many of our Viking helms are remarkably simple and straightforward, almost like the warriors who favored them. Many Norse helmets in general, actually, replicate the traditional spangenhelm or the Norman helm, both of which were designed with protection first and appearance second. Not all of our Viking helmets are so uncomplicated, though. Some, like the Coppergate helmet, are designed to be ornate and impressive, while others, like the Viking winged helmet and the Sutton Hoo helmet, are impressive shows of Viking style that were no doubt designed to intimidate and inspire fear. Most, if not all of our Viking helmets are also steel helmets, and many of them are designed to take a few good knocks, meaning that they can be used as reenactment helmets and SCA helmets with ease. We even offer a few Viking horned helmets, because even though they didn't actually wear them, nothing says 'Viking' like a pair of horns on your helmet. Historically accurate and fully functional, the Viking Helmets and Norman Helmets offered here at Medieval Armour are all a great choice for any warrior to wear whenever they plan on going into SCA combat or reenactments, as well as great display pieces for any Viking enthusiast to show off and enjoy.
The spangenhelm was a popular helmet choice in the Middle Ages, and this Steel Spangenhelm embodies the style well. Made up of 16 gauge steel segments joined by 17 gauge steel riveted strips, it also features a nose guard.
Keep your head protected when you next head into the fray. The Tankred Steel Nasal Helmet, based on a combat helmet style commonly worn in 12th century Europe, features a unique forward tilted point at the apex of its skull.
Prove your thunderous might when you step onto the battlefield wearing the Thore Steel Nasal Helmet. Inspired by early medieval designs, this handmade steel helmet sports riveted strips across its skull in classic spangenhelm form.
Helmets like the Thorsten Darkened Spangenhelm grew in popular from the Late Antiquity into the Early Middle Ages. Fashioned from four or more strips of metal, or Spangen, these helms were simple to produce and effective in battle.
Fashioned from four or more strips of metal, or Spangen, helmets like the Thorsten Steel Spangenhelm were simple to produce and proved effective on the battlefield. Its popularity grew from Late Antiquity into the Early Middle Ages.
Valsgarde is one of the oldest known excavation sites in Sweden. Containing an untold amount of treasures from the last two millenniums, there is no way to measure its importance. This helm is estimated to be from the 8th century.
Like the ancient helmets discovered in Norway, the Viking Helmet with Aventail has an eye-catching, pointed face guard with almond eye holes. Chainmail attached to the bottom of the helmet, called an aventail, protects the neck.
The longship glides stealthily through the bay. Without a sound, the Viking raiders make their way on shore. Armed with battle-axes and clad in armour, such as the Viking Helmet with Leather Horns, they unleash a surprise attack.
A horned helmet is an iconic representation of a typical Viking and his headgear. And this Viking Horned Helmet would have fitted a Viking perfectly, featuring a simple, protective style that features large horns adorning its sides.
Traveling from a distant land, a group of ancient warriors came to claim goods and supplies for their people. Easily step into character with the traditional Viking Mask Helmet, and prepare to conquer the rest of the world.
The Vikings were not always known for the flashiest of helmets, but they frequently wore some of the most effective for their period. This Viking Spangenhelm - Dark Metal Finish recreates one such helmet for the modern-day warrior.