Replica of an 8th century Slavonic nasal helmet.
Helmets of this kind were popular not only with the Slavic peoples, but also with the Rus and Waragers (Eastern Vikings) and Chasars.
Head circumference: up to approx. 62 cm
Long inner distance (rear head forehead): approx. 22,0 cm
Short inner distance (ear-ear): approx. 18.0 cm
Material: 2mm steel
Solid inlay and chin strap made of cowhide leather
Weight: approx. 2.25 kg
A warrior has always needed to protect himself from injury in battle. If skill and speed were no longer sufficient, it was necessary to use other means.
The armour is still a symbol of strength and security,
the beginnings of armor go back to natural products.
Depending on the materials available, the armour consisted of fur, tree bark, bones and other parts of the prey being hunted.
An armor is a historical protection that protects the wearer against wounding and weapons.
Animals used in combat were also protected by armor.
In the past, there was no horse, no knight. Once a knight's horse was dead, he was considered a sitting duck.
The knight's armour consisted of a chain mail shirt, over it you wore a tunic on your head, wearing a helmet, the shape of which evolved over time and thus became more secure.
In the beginning they wore helmets with their faces unprotected, then the nasal helmets where the nose was protected, and in 1220 the curd helmets came onto the plan where the whole face was protected.
Despite anatomical knowledge, the northern men with the medical skills looked rather bad. Therefore, it was in the interest of every Viking to equip himself as best as possible.
The Vikings usually wore a leather lamellar or a tank made of many small iron plates, which were found in Visby/Sweden.
The northern men mostly wore helmets made of Vendel or glasses, which were common in Scandinavia or the British Isles.