Important: From time to time I can get extremely busy and backed up. The helmet pictured above is the basic/base black helmet priced above. There are many options available so feel free to ask! This helmet is initially priced in all black and with bull horns. This helmet can be made with many different color combinations, different nosepiece conchos, spikes etc.
Some examples and prices are. Color with Black Outline or Black with Color Outline. Other options also can be done as well as other spike types chosen.Just ask and explain for prices and options. I now use tail hair harvested from living animals for my plumes. Are available from time to time at an additional charge depending on the color and cost. This gives some examples of prices and options for things I have done in the past.
Please note: I do not work with white or yellow. They are both a nightmare to work with and I still haven't figured out any tricks to keep me from screwing em up ; Metallics tend to fall into this same category but I have found some metallic paints that work pretty well. The concho holding the nose piece on the helm will be your option, a list of the ones available is shown with the pictures in the listing. I will send over pics of the horns on hand (Horns are chosen and held on an as paid basis only) and other items I have available as we go along. The helm is made from 9 ounce dyed leather.
I have doubled the temple and cheek pieces giving a total of 18 ounces of protection. I have hand cut, dyed, and sealed these helmets for weather resistance, as well as done some basic line work to give accent details. I have two horns mounted to the temple pieces of the helm giving a really great look!
The horns are secured with a wood plug in the base, and then silver button head nails are run through the deerskin leather around the horn base to secure the plug. The deerskin then splays out under the horn plate and is riveted down. I then run three stainless steel screws Maybe not the most medieval, but very effective! From the inside of the helm into each wooden plug.
The horns are permanently in place and are not removable, at least not without quite a bit of effort. Probably not going to be doing a lot of overhead sword/axe Conan style action but man does it look cool!
If a fearsome appearance gives an advantage in battle, this is the helm to do it! This is a design I came up with, patterned and made myself.
It is not some machine punched piece, produced in bulk and put together by a gaggle of half starved orphan kids. Wearing the chain coif the helm fits comfortably, without, it would allow for a light padding. So, basically, it should fit up to a 24 inch head allowing for padding, etc. Keep in mind, large noses, dreadlocks, giant pumpkin shaped heads and afros may affect the wearability of this item.
I will rivet a leather "loop" on the back, top of the helmet to allow it to be carried on your sword belt via most types of tankard straps. That way you don't have to wear or carry it around all day at the faire, you can simply hook it to your belt. It also provides a place to attach streamers, tails, etc.
Frequently asked Questions and Basic other Info. I do have a smaller version that fits up to about a 23 inch brown measurement and a larger size that fits up to about a 25 ½ inch brow measurement. If either of these two are what you are after be sure to let me know, otherwise, a standard sized helmet is what will be made for you. Horns: Horns are pretty much on a What I have or What we can track down basis. Please dont send me drawings or pictures of horns and say that these are what you want and you want them in only this color - I get that all the time ; Keep in mind, these are items that are grown on animals not built in a factory or magically plucked out of someones mind.
I can only get and use what I can find, it is much easier to draw some crazy curved pair of horns than it is to actually find them. Exotic Horns: I can make helmets with ram horns, wildebeest horns, gazelle horns, buffalo horns, etc. But there is no set price other than the going market price on them. I do not stock exotics due to the cost involved.Definite discussion is needed on exotics. Horse Tail Plumes: I make all of my plumes myself, they are not plucked off of a shelf somewhere in a factory and sent to me to be stuck on helmets ; When I say I make them myself, I mean I start with the tail hairs still attached to the salted and dried horse tail flesh just as it was removed from the horses rear. I then trim the hairs, cull the shorter hairs, wax cord bind the ends, trim the end to a good mounting angle, seal the end into a solid plug and then leather wrap the base so that it can be mounted. My horse tails are totally natural so blue, red, etc. Aint gonna really happen ; The most common colors are black and chestnut. Whites and grays can be found from time to time but are rare and much more expensive due to the rarity. Also, horse tails are getting harder and harder to find so, please, dont assume, ask. Colors: I do all of my color work myself and use alcohol based dyes instead of paints. The dye soaks into the leather and will not scrape off like paint will. This being said, on double colors, it really needs to be a color and then black.
Dyes cant be sprayed or daubed with two colors next to each other unless one is black, otherwise, they overlap and ruin each other. Dyes aren't like paint, they don't cover each other up making the desired color more pronounced, they only get darker and darker with each application layer. The good thing is that, with dyes, they won't crack or peel off like paints have a tendency to do.
They last much longer and, in my opinion, look much better. Handmade: Unlike many items that claim to be handmade and are only said to be so due to the fact that, at some time during production, a human hand actually touched the item or touched a button which caused some machine to make the item, my items are actually made by hand by me. I literally start with the base flesh colored leather side of a cow and go from there. I lay out the patterns by hand, cut them out with a razor knife by hand, do all of the line and edge work by hand, punch holes by hand, do the dye and seal work by hand and do all the assembly by hand.So basically, when you receive your item and love it, it was all me ; Also, if it is screwed up or wrong well, ummmm yeah, that was me too.. This is a pretty good start for these helms due to the horns. The horns on these helmets, especially the large horns, tend to need a rather large box ; Some examples of these countries are Australia, Brazil and Dubai.
This is not a complete list. This, again, will let me use a smaller box. Has the entire world lost it's mind? All of my items are produced as costume items and pieces only.Be sure to LIKE my page on Facebook. I have lots of pics and examples on there. Just search for Oristian Subculture. The item "Horned Leather Viking Spectacle Helmet Fantasy Mask Armor SCA LARP Helm Norse" is in sale since Wednesday, June 12, 2013. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Reenactment & Reproductions".
The seller is "cnmrobinson" and is located in Texarkana, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.