Many Vikings considered their helmet as much a status symbol as a means of protection. Our embossed Viking helmet is a very impressive model. Made of 18 gauge steel, it is also decorated with elaborate ornamentation.
When the Vikings realized their strength over the 'puny southlanders', they raided villages and plundered markets and churches for the gold and riches. One of their attack methods was to strike fear into the hearts of the people with their helmets.