The Normans were descended from the Viking raiders that settled in Northern France. Norman comes from the Medieval Latin "Northman/Norseman" meaning Viking. The Normans invaded England in 1066 and defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings.
The Norman "Nasal" Helmet was based on earlier Viking Helmet designs and could be worn over a chainmail coif or with chainmail aventail to protect the neck. The nasal bar was designed to protect the face but meant that Knights were often unrecognisable. The famous Bayeux Tapestry shows William the Conqueror tipping his helmet back to reveal his face and prove to his soldiers that he was still alive!
Our Ibelin Norman Nasal Helmet is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It is a replica of the helmet word by Balian of Ibelin in the hit movie Kingdom of Heaven. It is a historically accurate helmet of the 10-12th century and is great for living history. It is constructed from 18 gauge steel and features a leather lining and buckled leather chin strap. Comes complete with wooden helmet stand.
- Circumference 66cm