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Skjoldehamn Cowl Knud Herringbone Burgundy/Grey


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The Skjoldehamn Cowl was discovered in a pagan grave from the first half of the 11th century. This is one of the first examples of the headgear "Gugel" itself. The hood has a basic square shape, characteristically the wide brim ends with a corner on the chest. The grave find from Skjoldehamn raised many questions since its recovery in 1936 and still occupies today. According to current research, the dating of the pagan grave in the marshland is the first half of the 11th century. The hood of the gugel from Skjoldehamn has a simple square basic shape and a very wide brim which does not fall round but with a corner on the chest. This gugel is also a very early example of the type of headgear that became a ubiquitous garment in Europe during the Middle Ages. In the course of research, attempts were made to assign the garment to a gender and cultural group. For this purpose, not only the DNA of the buried person was examined more closely but also the additional finds. The enclosed trousers determined the theory of the researchers that the person must have been male. DNA examination in 1999 showed no Y chromosome present in the bones which supported the theory that it had to be a woman instead. However, this methodology is considered outdated. The question of culture points to Norway. This is assumed by ornamentation and morphological features which suggest that the buried person was a Sami tribal member. Further research is needed, as some key evidence for these hypotheses is still lacking. More modern DNA analysis and research into the history of the fashions of the various Sami groups will shed light on this.


Material: Herringbone (60% wool, 37% polyester, 3% nylon)

Shipping & Delivery Time


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The shipping times within the US are 2-5 days.

North American orders will be fulfilled by our distribution center in 

7453 Empire Dr
Florence, KY 41042


European and global orders will be fulfilled by our distribution center in 

Oberurseler Str. 61-63
61440 Oberursel (Taunus)

Please note that all shipping times are in business days. We do not currently ship to any PO Box or APO/FPO addresses.

*Note that there could be a delay in processing your order if we encounter any issues with the billing information provided.


In-stock orders: Orders are authorized and processed in real-time, so canceling an in-stock order is very difficult. If you need to cancel, please contact Customer Service by email HERE as soon as possible after the order has been placed. If the order has already been processed, you will need to follow the Returns process to return the product for a refund.

Return Policy


Effective Date: March 2017

Burgschneider will accept returns for items purchased on the Burgschneider online store that are received back within 120 days from the delivery date for a refund. Returns received after 120 days from the delivery date will not be accepted. We do not make exchanges. You may return for a refund and place a new order for the item, size, and color of your choice. Please note that shipping charges are non-refundable.

All returns MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Unworn
  • Unwashed
  • No scents or odors
  • No rips or tears
  • No other signs of being worn
  • All tags must be attached
  • All original packaging must be included
  • No COD (Cash/Check on Delivery) packages will be accepted


Shipped items that are either refused by the customer or cannot be delivered by the carrier, will be returned to Burgschneider and the customer will be credited for the product cost and tax, less shipping and handling. The customer will be required to place a new order and will be responsible for any associated shipping charges.


If you are a returning customer, you can easily update your information by logging into your account. You will find the "My Account" link located at the top of each page. Once you have accessed your account, you can click on the "Account Information" link to update your account information.


Step 1: Send an email to with the order receipt.

Step 2: Repackage garments, include the order receipt, and post the package to:

Burgschneider Inc.
7453 Empire Drive
Suite 100
Florence, KY 41042

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