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Thrud
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Can anyone recomend a good armourer that would do me a nice simple but well made spangenhelm with the right fittings and buckle etc 9th -10th century?

I know the normal medieval armours Vickers, White Rose et al but are there any others that specialise in earlier period stuff? I am sure Mark would do me a nice lid if I asked him but I am just interested in who else does bespoke earlier period stuff.

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Get Dressed For Battle and the Czech armourers who were at the last ILHF do excellent lids. Hopefully both will be at this autumns ILHF.
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Does anyone here know of a list of helmet types acceptable for use in the Vikings? We are joining up fairly soon and I was wondering if there is a list if types ok to use with them.
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Post by Neil of Ormsheim »

Well...........

Basic spangenhelms
of a round (for early Saxon/Welsh), sub-conical and conical shape are good. They can have a nasal (but some dont), a back bar to protect the neck (but most dont), an aventail of maille or leather and simple period decoration (not as OTT as Coppergate unless you are 7/8th century Anglian). Spangenhelms can be of all metal or metal strip and hardened leather insert manufacture.

Raised helms
i.e. those that appear to beaten out of one piece of metal are also good. These can have nasals, avetails and approriate decoration as well.

Spectial helms
like the Gjiahmunthu Helm are OK if you must but ought to be restricted to early Viking period Kingly types - despite this, we do have rather a lot of them.

Polish Chimney helms
only if you can justify a Rus-type character and should only be as a second set of kit after standard western Saxon/Viking.

Secrets
i.e. a metal or hardened leather skull cap. These are OK but must be worn under a hat or hood and you are likely to have your head hit before you take the field by people checking weapons/safety kit to make sure that you jave remembered to put it on.

Vendal period helms are out for the majority of our events as are helms with maille "beards" across the front. Maille coifs are out unless worn under a helm or over a secret and only at 11th century events.

Any other querries, PM me and I'll try to find the relevent documents and forward them to you.
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Ah! The very thing! I was just going to ask about this, I'm tired of coming off the field with me eyes crossed! Thanks very much :)
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we make helmets to order, all hand beaten with no machining.
there are a few people on here who have our helmets already and have said they like them.
Bear Claw Traders, bringing you the finest in Finnish Reindeer skins and utility and banquet knives. AND NOW, lovely shiney helmets

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