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Norman Helmet with Aventail

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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 Norman Helmet with Aventail is one of the best value helmets available to buy in the UK. It is constructed from polished 18 gauge steel and features a butted chainmail aventail, adjustable leather liner and chin strap.


Not recommended for contact reenactment.

Length: 29cm 
Width: 21cm
Weight:1940g

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

SKU: AH6737

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £50.00 Incl. Tax: £60.00
Excl. Tax: £50.00 Incl. Tax: £60.00
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The Spangenhelm was a creation of the Scythians and Sarmatians from the Eurasian steppes.   By the 6th century it had become the most common helmet design in Europe. The word Spangenhelm is of German origin and refers to the “spangen” which were the metal strips that formed the helmet’s construction.  Spangenhelms were popular as they were relatively easy and cheap to produce. They were eventually replaced by stronger, but more expensive nasal helms with 1 piece skulls. Some of the nasal helmets shown on the Bayeux Tapestry seem to be of Spangenhelm construction.

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 Norman Helmet with Aventail is one of the best value helmets available to buy in the UK. It is constructed from polished 18 gauge steel and features a butted chainmail aventail, adjustable leather liner and chin strap.

Not recommended for contact reenactment.

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Manufacturer Deepeeka
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Length: 29cm 
Width: 21cm
Weight:1940g

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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