Viking Weapon

Viking Sword: Viking Symbol of Wealth and Power

We are likely to see sword appear in many historical materials as the main weapon in combat. In the Viking time, sword was not a popular weapon though. The most common one was axe which the majority of the Vikings could afford. Viking sword, however, was the weapon for the elite group of the Vikings. …


Tune Ship: The First Discovered with Unskilled Dig

The Tune Ship was the first Viking ship ever excavated in 1867

The Viking Tune ship is now on display in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. This is the first Viking ship that the archaeologists excavated in 1867. By far, it has become one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The heavy-handed and unprofessional excavation It was during the time that the …


Viking Shield

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Round and large shields were one of the most common ideas whenever we think about the Viking warriors or Viking weapons. Viking shield is a symbol of both physical and mental defense. Shield accented the beauty of the Viking ship when they were arrayed along the gunwales. The main material to build a Viking shield was wood …


Viking Spear

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The last blog post has discussed the design and the use of Viking Axe – the most common weapon of the Vikings. In this blog post, other powerful and famous weapon will be the topic. The Viking Spear, for long, has gained its own reputation due to its power and strong connection with Odin the …


Viking Axe

Image of Viking Warrior Viking Axe

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when asked about Viking weapons? The answer we often receive is the Viking Axe. The common belief is that the Viking axe is a massive weapon that only the muscular men could bring. But, in fact, Viking axe is a very balanced weapon that focuses …