During long sea journeys, and battles, armor, chainmail, and helmets, did corrode. However, there were numerous methodes to remove the rust again, for instance by soaking the items in hot vinegar, and then polishing them with linseed oil.
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.
This type of helmet stands out for the viking era in europe. The skull is protected by a rather high dome, which has an additional eye-protector. This simpler kind is especially good for the interpretation of a German warrior or a.