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\ The Hound's Helm
"I received this item in the mail today and all I can say is wow! My expectations have exceeded beyond what I thought I would be getting. You guys at Valyrian Steel have done a great job with this.
Pictures cannot do this helmet justice. The detail is spot on from the TV show of course and the sheer size of it is jaw dropping at first sight. The beauty and intimidation of The Hound's Helm just as you would imagine if you ran into him in real life.
The helm is very flexible, with very sturdy leather strips binding the pieces of fiberglass on the neck area. The upper section and lower section of the head also move as expected. However, I can't really get the upper section to stay open. Not sure if there's some sort of 'trick' to it but I'm not too concerned about it.
As for the wearing it, I have a pretty big head and the helmet slips on easily and has good thick padding for comfort on the top of your head. But I can't get my chin above that little 'lip' on the inside part, I'm not sure if you're supposed to be able to get it above there but I assume the answer to that is yes, as it would be much more comfortable that way. So if you have a big chin and want to wear it a lot, you might have to make some modifications to reduce the padding or keep your hair quite short for that bit of extra room to make it fit. For me its less than a half inch to go to get it over the lip, and I have a thick pad of hair I've been meaning to shave off, so I'm not too worried. The weight is noticeable, but not so much it puts any strain on your neck. It doesn't feel hot and stuffy either.
But all in all those couple issues I have do not degrade my rating of this item. Even if it wasn't wearable at all I would give it 5/5 stars. The mere presence of the Hound's Helm on display in my home is enough for me. A fitting tribute to a great character."
Jul 04 2013, 20:00 PMby Derek
"Received my helmet yesterday, and I was blown away by the size of the box coming up my driveway (poor UPS guy). I'm pretty much built exactly like Rory McCann so I was afraid my massive head wouldn't fit and I would be stuck with a show piece. However I was as happy as a kid at Christmas getting a long awaited present. It fit like it was made for me. If I need to list one grievance, it's that the lower jaw is too loose and hangs low, I tried tightening with an Allen Key, but to no avail, and likewise the top jaw won't stay open. Other than that, the helm is a piece of art work, just magnificent."
Jul 05 2013, 16:36 PMby The Real Hound
"Wow. Wow wow wow-- this is far and above one of the most impressive pieces I've ever seen, much less had the pleasure of owning. It's sheer size is inimitable alone, add the master craftsmanship and exquisite attention to detail and you end up with a breathtaking helm. I find it hard to want to do anything else but stare at it all day long. Another A++"
Jul 07 2013, 23:54 PMby Zeb Pike
"I've been your fan since the beginning, however this is the first time I felt compelled to comment. With each item purchased they only get better. However this time you've taken it to a new dimension. To say I love it does not do it justice. It's reallyyyy hard to just set it on a pedestal and not want to play around..I mean joust.. :)...No one would be dissatisfied with this purchase."
Jul 12 2013, 00:08 AMby Yvette Moreno
"I purchased this product on a whim and I am not disappointed. This was my third purchase from Valyrian Steel. I bought the Stark Shield, the Catspaw Blade, and now the Hound\\\\\\\'s Helm. This helm is by far the coolest of the three. It is huge, heavy, and fully functional. I currently have it displayed as a centerpiece on my main table in my apartment. When people first heard that I bought this helm, they laughed at me. When they actually saw it in person, they usually open up with \\\\\\\"dude, that\\\\\\\'s awesome!\\\\\\\""
Jul 30 2013, 12:51 PMby G
"Very impressed with this helmet. Never thought I would spend $300 on a helmet/prop in my life. Pictures do not do this helmet justice. I wore this to comic con @ Tampa bay everyone loved it even had it autographed by Rory McCann \\\"The hound\\\" This is the perfect game of thrones memorabilia to have on display in any room. Only complaint is the jaws do not stay open. The sheer size of the helmet is astonishing. Thank you Valyrian steel :)
If you want to see pictures of it being worn Instagram user Brand0wn"
Aug 25 2013, 20:43 PMby Brand0wn
"Just un boxed mine and tried it on. Wow. Simply Wow. The detail and workmanship are stunning. It feels like iI\'m wearing my Sca helm. Very good feel to it. My top jaw stays but the bottom is a bit loose. My Next CosPlay event is going to rock!"
Sep 11 2013, 20:42 PMby Toda
"I don't normally leave Reviews on things I Buy on the net but I Had to for this. 1st of all I got the Helm in 1 week and I'm in Australia I was expecting to wait at least 2 weeks minimum and when I saw the size of the box then the size of the helm it self Once I opened it I was Amazed. The detail is great I am a very happy customer :) and I wont have any hesitations in buying from Valyrian steel in the future."
Sep 12 2013, 00:16 AMby Anonymous
"Aside from Jon Snows Langclaw probably the most iconic prop from Game of Thrones. The Valyrian Steel Hound Helm is absolutely awesome! Highly detailed and wearable. This is a huge helm and immediately grabs the attention to anyone who comes into the room. I am very happy and satisfied that I bought this helm and highly recommend to anyone. This is a must for any Game of Thrones fan. You will not be disappointed."
Nov 12 2013, 10:51 AMby John L
"Wow! That is all I can say. The Hounds Helm looks AMAZING! Beyond that, your service was also AMAZING! Total purchase only took about 1 minute, I asked you to block out your company mame on the box and label (you did both), and I got it in less than a week. Now my husbands xmas secret is safe cause you gave it a made-up logo\company name. Thank you so much! It was the best and least stressful holiday purchase I've had. Ms H"
Nov 23 2013, 23:54 PMby Mrs H
"The majestic of this helm just left me speechless. Looking in real life than from images on screen just doesn't justify the quality and quantity. Thickness of the finer plastics are so representative to the armour pieces as if its forged using hammer. The edge of the ear is one piece of example. Like other reviews, the helmet does have some weight. Significant enough for you to notice its heavy but quite an okay weight to hang on top of your head after you wears it. The craftsmanship just help me to imagine how they would had build a steel armoury back in the days. This piece of artwork shall begin my quest to look for a complete set of armour. They are just too epic to be only sit on top of a stand on a table. Good job on crafting this helm!"
Dec 18 2013, 04:37 AMby Anonymous
"Perfect for battling the White Walkers or just staring at... I have wanted this ever since I first set eyes on the Game of Thrones season 1 tv show of the Hound in armour.
Completly satisfied, it looks awesome beside my book Longclaw sword. The lower jaw does hang a bit loose but overall that does not detract from the asthetics or wearability in any majour way.
Side Note: They stand by their products. My original helm was damaged during shipping, I contacted Valyrian sales and they sent me another helm complete with prepaid return shipping. Order with piece of mind fellow fans :) VS Note: You can adjust the tension of the jaws using an allen wrench on the interior of the helm.
Dec 20 2013, 00:04 AMby Daniel
"I received this item two days and I am simply amazed. Exactly what I expected and more it looks great overlooking my room and scaring the cat lol. Took nearly 2 months to arrive but the wait was very much worth it (I live in a very far away place). It is a bit of a tight fit but I\'m amazed I can wear it at all since I have a pretty big head. Overall I am super happy with this product and would advise anyone who is considering buying one to do so immediately! :)"
Jan 24 2014, 20:17 PMby Liam
"The Hound's Helm is absolutely amazing but first I have to compliment VS on their service. I ordered the helm last year and then went travelling so I asked VS to postpone shipping it to me until Jan 2014 and I had to change my delivery address. And they did as I asked, no problems. I've dealt with a lot of online companies in the past and most of them would never have gotten this right. Well done VS! It is really great that you can accommodate individual requests amongst the hundreds or even thousands of orders you deal with. Back to the helm - it is absolutely beautiful and it even feels like a real helm. The pictures on here really do not do it justice. If you are on the fence about buying this, take it from me, buy it, you won't be sorry."
Feb 18 2014, 05:24 AMby Margie
"Holy crap!this thing is amazing!!! i felt really bad about spending the money..UNTIL I GOT IT!! IT'S BADASS!!!! I think i can chop a man in half while wearing it!!!Seriously though...WOW!"
Mar 30 2014, 16:24 PMby Ser Adam
"I am not one that typically collects replica items like this, but Valyrian Steel has made me into a repeat customer. The Hound’s Helm is my second VS purchase and I am very pleased yet again. The size of the helm is tremendous and the detail is incredible. This thing is seriously intimidating and ferocious looking. The fully functional jaw is beyond cool. Can’t wait to see what else VS can come up with. (PS, I would love to see more book inspired items)"
Apr 04 2014, 18:20 PMby #694
"I just recived my hounds helm for my bday and words cannot explain how excited I am! As soon as I got it , I put it on to see the world threw cleganes view point and didn't want to take it off! After about an hour I reluctantly removed it , set the stand up and fell asleep staring at it. There's nothing negative to say about it , it's 100% perfect . I own the warhammer , book longclaw, book ice , the throne and a number of other items from this site and this is by far my favorite . Perhaps the epicness of the hounds performance in season 4 episode 1 had something to do with it ( il be eating all the chickens!!!lol) but I couldn't be happier with this product. Waiting for Roberts helm next!!! Make that happen VS!!!!"
Apr 09 2014, 21:03 PMby Wolfofwallst
"Firstly lets talk about shipping. I ordered on a Tuesday night and the helm was waiting for me when I got home from work on Thursday! This item is beyond description, the pictures itself don't do justice and neither would my words. Opening the box my jaw dropped, and stayed down until I placed it on my head to try it out. Any GOT fans will not be disappointed with this purchase and the price you pay will ease out of your head when you stare the hound helm in the eyes"
Aug 21 2014, 21:27 PMby Anonymous
"I just have to say, this is probably one of the best things I\'ve bought in a hot minute. For weeks I saved 20$ from each check to purchase this product, each day building anticipation. But alas, when the funds were finally gathered it went out of stock. However, I was made aware that this recent status was attributed to the fact that they were simply waiting for their blacksmiths to send out their next supply crate. So I bided my time, waited, until one day I gave in. But can you blame me, look at this it\'s awesome c\'mon. I sent the lovely staff (personality wise not in any physical manner to my knowledge, but I\'m sure they are all gorgeous) a message and they were professional as hell dawg. It\'s been maybe a week since I\'ve received it and I still stare at it thinking \"that\'s what\'s up man, that\'s what\'s up\". Super satisfied, A+, 10/10. I look forward to many nights spent swigging fine ales whilst donning it, boy can\'t even tell you how absolutely fantastic that it."
Aug 27 2014, 01:30 AMby Wearingthathelmetrightnow
"we have this the Hounds helm in our living room and I love it. made very well and looks fantastic!"
Dec 14 2014, 21:17 PMby Szolack household
"I just received my Hounds helm. The picture on here doesn\'t do it justice, this is one ferocious looking helm and it\'s big, I have a big head and it fit good. Has nice weight to it makes you feel like a dangerous beast just like the hound after he eats every dam chicken in the place. It far exceeded all my expectations, it\'s big well built looks amazing, flawless piece of craftsmanship. I will be a returning customer"
Apr 02 2015, 07:32 AMby the freefolk project
"This is the most amazing item I have ever seen, it is truly an amazing piece of work. What a talking point every time I have friends over they have to try the helmet on and take photos I cant get rid of them. I am so happy with this purchase it has pride of place in my home. The hound is in Game of Thrones but I will have this beautiful momento forever I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t think I will ever tire of looking at it and remembering when I first saw this brute of a man who will I am sure be in the heart and mind of Aryia Stark for ever, same as my feelings for him. Princess of York. Oh by the way I really am a princess I was born in a castle outside of York Yorkshire England.10/10 stars and more."
Mar 19 2015, 23:01 PMby princess of york
"This thing is awesome! I bought the clearance one from the website and I would have gladly paid full price after seeing this thing in person. It's the talk of anyone who set's eyes on it and is something I might even consider being buried in. That's how wonderful this helm is! Now if we can just get a Mountain helm as a companion piece! 5/5 Stars - simply a MUST have for the GOT fan! Now if I can only get George RR Martin to put this thing on his head and take a picture."
Jun 01 2016, 08:35 AMby Nick V
"This was a complete impulse buy. I ordered it right after the show on 6/5/16 to honor The Hound's return. Even though I'll be eating ramen noodles for the rest of the month, no regrets.
The helm is large, heavy and ferocious! Much like The Hound. It's also detailed and and made well. My God I love it! The only downside is that my cats are freaked out by it!
So now I'm ready for Cleganebowl. Long live The Hound! Let's get ready to rrrrrrrrruuuuuuumble!
Jun 12 2016, 00:33 AMby D
"There is a nice amount of detail, of reasonable quality."
Jun 05 2014, 13:56 PMby Anonymous
"Well first of all It's too exprensive but wowwww!It's to good for me when i wear it The hound comes and says ("WOWOWOWOWOWO THAT'S MY HELM!")"
Mar 26 2015, 17:14 PMby IMNOONE
"I just purchased this item at C2E2 in Chicago this last weekend and I absolutely love it. I cosplay as The Hound and have tried multiple times to build my own helm with little success. When I am not wearing it, it makes a fantastic addition to my nerd mantle above the fireplace. On top of this being a well made, cool looking item, the staff working the booth was top-notch and very informative. I hope to see y'all at the next con."
Apr 30 2015, 16:41 PMby Kris Holle
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