The Gjermundbu Helm is based on a classic Viking helm found in a Norwegian burial mound. Found in nine fragments, the helm has been re-constructed and is now housed in the Museum of National Antiquities in Oslo. It dates from around 970 AD and is considered to be the finest helm found from that era. The “spectacles” (officially “occularia”), provided excellent facial and nasal protection. The helment will provide the re-enactor with authentic head protection. Crafted in 14 gauge steel with a full leather suspension, chin strap and chain mail aventail.