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Vendel Helmet by royaloakarmoury Vendel Helmet by royaloakarmoury
Vendel helmet, made of blued steel and brass.

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:iconedelmannnielsen:
Hello there

How do you make the steel blue? Here in Denmark where I am from, its impossible to find something to do it as a private person.

Is it possible to buy at your country?
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royaloakarmoury Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the slow response; I haven't been using DA much these days. I just used heat to blue this helmet the low-tech way. I use a small propane torch (really small, like the one you would solder copper pipes with) and heat it very slowly, moving around the helmet and bringing the temperature up evenly and slowly, so that hot spots diffuse out. Eventually the colour will come up through straw, purple and then blue. Get it too hot and it will turn a less appealing blue/grey.

I hope this helps.
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:iconsylamorase:
You do that by hand? Oooh, I'm impressed, it's really even. I would have thought you did it with an electric kiln or something so that everything would be perfect.
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:iconwoodgolem72:
Xcellent detail
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Jan 24, 2013  Professional
your work is exquisite
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Barrowing Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful! Is it for sale?
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dyb Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Veldig kult!
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snowdog30 Aug 21, 2012  Student Artist
That looks so cool!. :iconthumbsupplz:
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royaloakarmoury Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Vendel is actually a place name. It was a village in the Swedish royal estate, and the prevalence of 7th C. royal burials there has led historians to apply the name to the era. So "Vendel" means 7th C. Scandinavian.

Thanks for your compliment!
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Danyllex Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the name Wendel is related to the book Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan?
amazing work dude, really beautiful!
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