How to make a Viking Helm with hardly any tools.

How to COLD forge a Viking Helm, or rather a Spangenhelm with hardly any tools. The name Spangenhelm is of German origin. ‘Spangen’ refers to the metal strips that form the framework for the helmet and could be translated as braces, and ‘-helm’ simply means helmet. The spangenhelm arrived in Western Europe by way of what is now southern Russia and Ukraine, spread by nomadic Iranian tribes such as the Scythians and Sarmatians who lived among the Eurasian steppes. By the 6th century it was the most common helmet design in…

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