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220W x 250D x 600H mm
4.7 Kg (including Stand)
Vikings like many ancient warriors worn metal helmets to protect their heads during battle. This Viking helmet features a chain mail or mail as it was more commonly known to protect the neck and shoulders. Mail is a protective iron fabric made up of thousands of interlocking iron rings. In the Viking era, mail was always made with a 4-in-1 pattern, in which each ring passes through its four nearest neighbours. This stunning all metal reproduction helmet weighs in at an impressive 2.4 kg.
“To the victor belong the spoils.” The history of mankind’s evolution from simple but smart, canoe crafting sailor to modern rocket designing astronaut is littered and fraught with a history of violence, war and survival. It was those who battled hardest and longest and with proven endurance and relative longevity that made it through to fight another day. Survival generally doesn’t happen without one’s head and therefore helmets and other protective headwear has been popular since we first learned to manipulate steel and iron.
From heroic Spartan, Leonidas to vengeful gladiator, Maximus, from Caesar’s Imperial Roman Guards to Arthur’s Knights of Camelot, Vintage World has a range of war helmets that spans 2500 years, beginning in Ancient Greece and coming right up to the Germany that took the whole world to war twice in the 20th century. The collection is unsurpassed in Australian retail and wholesale industries for both quality and variety. Finely hand-crafted, even the minutest of details has not been overlooked when recreating these hugely popular, attention-grabbing quality pieces.
Every man has a little prehistoric machismo that evolution hasn’t been able to knock entirely out of the gene pool yet, and therefore one can be 100% sure that a Vintage World’s antique-style helmet will always be a welcome and unique gift for any and every man alive today. “Game of Thrones”.