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Old 10-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #7631
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Well Hell, man! I need to be able to get through doorways and into my truck! I'm 6'4" so I figure some more diminutive antlers would work fine. Besides, the Viking warriors did not wear horns or antlers on their battle helmets anyhow. That is a modern notion. I am just perpetuating the myth.
Lol, I meant cutting them down. Although if the entire antler could be used, I would like to see you wear it.

I kind of figured it was more of a modern perception than how it really was.
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Lol, I meant cutting them down. Although if the entire antler could be used, I would like to see you wear it.

I kind of figured it was more of a modern perception than how it really was.
Well, the way I see it is that the Vikings were one of the most ruthless warrior people on the planet, and being such they probably didn't think that having a set of handlebars on their heads in battle was a really good idea. Some might think that the horns/antlers would strike fear into the hearts of their victims (they had few enemies- mainly because all of them had been vanquished), but I would think, given the size and ruthless nature of the Viking/early Germanic people that they struck fear in the hearts of pretty much everyone they came across, regardless of their headgear. As I understand it though they did use ornamental headdresses for ceremonial rites at times, which could have included horns, antlers or wings on helmets. I am not sure when the Vikings started utilizing metals in their culture (most likely the first uses were in weapons though), so probably the earliest helmets were of wood and leather.
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There have actually been horned helmets dug up at archeological sites. And yeah, scholars agree with you, they were likely used for ceremonial purposes.

Kinda hard to utilize an overhead axe swing with freaking horns and antlers...

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There have actually been horned helmets dug up at archeological sites. And yeah, scholars agree with you, they were likely used for ceremonial purposes.

Kinda hard to utilize an overhead axe swing with freaking horns and antlers...
Yup. That and they make a good handle to grab so as to either wrench said helmet off or if there is a chin strap, to hold the guy's head so you can hack it off in one swipe. Either way, not a good deal for the horned helmet-wearer.

Besides, don't know about the rest of you all, but when dressing out a deer I use the antlers to manipulate the carcass easier.
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This is what u need. a buddy of mine designed them an sells them.
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We may be up around Ball State this Thanksgiving. My wife has a lot of family in Muncie.

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That is cool! I don't ride though but I am surprised I haven't seen one of those around here. This is a major global motorcycle destination that I live on- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_35

Are they DOT approved? Maybe I could market them out here if he is looking for somebody to sell them.
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My niece graduates in December so we had to get a farewell visit in.
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One of our neighbor's cats watching the woods in our backyard. What does it know that I don't?

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