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The Scandinavian goggled war helm was developed in the 8th century and had reached this form by the 10th century. The addition of the steel mask to the basic Spangenhelm offered much better protection to the face than a simple nasal protrusion and was quickly adopted. Though well known to the Viking Raider, mail coifs were seldom worn (except with a shaven head). For protection to the rest of the head and neck a camail “curtain” was often added to the helm, as in our offering. Made from 17 gauge hammer-hardened steel with 16 gauge steel camail with 3⁄8" diameter links. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
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