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Vendel Helm with Pressblech: Front View by royaloakarmoury Vendel Helm with Pressblech: Front View by royaloakarmoury
This is a helmet based on surviving Vendel and Valsgärde helmets of the 7th century. Such a helmet would have been part of a splendid panoply of richly decorated arms, armour and fittings worn and used by the highest members of a powerful warrior elite. The helmet is enriched with decorative and figurative pressblech scenes of a mythological nature and is topped by a stylized boar crest, which may have been a talismanic reference to the golden boar of the Germanic war god Freyr.

Our version is based primarily on the Vendel 12 and Valsgärde 8 finds, with overall form and nasal shape following the former and crest, brow and mail based on the latter. Pressblech decoration is closely replicated from existing matrixes, though the order of application is arbitrary.

Despite the delicacy of its decoration, this is a sturdily built helmet made with a skull of 16 gauge and nasal of 14 gauge steel. The abundance of reeded brass trim and brass encased edges adds extra weight and rigidity, as does the layer of tinned copper pressblech plates.

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RainMason Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
How are the decorations formed?
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Writer
BEAUTIFUL AS WELL! And it reminds me of the Sutton Hoo Helmet.
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SlimyChameleon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
IM SPARTA -CUS NO! Im SPARTA -CUS NO! im the true SPARTA -CUS
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Wow neat :D
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fishfoood Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Wow! Amazing work
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Wensworth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detailing on this helm is a sight to behold and the craftsmanship is simply superb. Scoring the daily deviation is a great honour indeed but not enough for your team's toil.

It may be quite a wierd question to ask but do you have a pattern for this so I may try to cobble up my own for medieval re-enacment?
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MooTheRainbow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Excellent craftsmanship
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Nezusagi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I tip my hat at you sir, this is truly amazing & amazingly detailed as well.
You seem like someone who can help with costumes in movies :D
Congratz on the DD~:heart:
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cathaus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminded me immediately of the helmet discovered at Sutton Hoo.
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royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are many similarities between the Sutton Hoo helmet and the Vendel/Valsgärde helmets, including some identical pressed panels, suggesting intercontinental trade and exchange of ideas.
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