he north men or norse men inhabited the scandinavian lands, without incident, for centuries. About 700 ad, due to overcrowding, they began to raid and colonize new territories. The name viking comes from the scandinavian word "vika" which means to raid.This is a replica of the helmet most often worn by the viking warrior. Although he is often deplicted wearing horns, this portayal is inaccurate. Early christian writers and artists recorded the pagan viking with horns as a way of making them synonymous with the christian version of satan - which to them he surely was!It is made of hand-forged A-36 18 gauge mild steel. This metallurgical composition provides excellent resilience, durability and will polish to high sheen.The accents on the helm are real C-854 brass, not electro-plated. They also polish to a mirror finish..
Due to the handmade nature of this item, no two examples are alike. It's truly a unique, collectible piece.These adventerous seafarers eventually extended their influence throught most of europe, parts of the middle east, and the new world. The large powerful viking warrior prided himself on his bravery, honor, strength, fighting ability, and adventurous spirit.His enemies considered him savage, brutal, and the personification of pure evil. An old english prayer ends with the statement "lord keep us safe from the wrath of the north men". Metal display stand included. If you are looking for an economical , historically accurate replica of the helmet worn by the viking warrior (circa 700 ad - 1100 ad) look no further!