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Godt mót!-I’m interested in the topic of Viking Battle Gear because I think it’s interesting to compare the gear the Vikings had to the stuff we use today-I learned almost everything in these sides other than some of the names-This information might be important to other people for upcoming tests(?) and because it is interesting general knowledge
viking weapons
Viking Weapons
  • The Vikings had many weapons, these are just some of them
the viking spear
The Viking Spear
  • Main Weapon of the Vikings
  • The blades were very big and heavy and could even pierce armor
  • Good thrusting weapon and could be thrown
  • The head measured 20-60cm long
viking swords
Viking Swords
  • Very expensive due to lack of resources and knowledge
  • Only important people could afford swords
  • Status symbols, highly decorated hilts
  • They were so personal that they were often named
viking battle axe
Viking Battle Axe
  • The battle axe was affordable because it was also used as a work axe
  • This powerful weapon could pulverize amour and leave a wound
  • One version the “bearded axe” has been found to be able to decapitate an ox in one blow
viking sax
Viking Sax
  • A single edged Short Sword
  • Hilts for these were made of wood, bone or horn
  • Crudely fabricated usually made by smiths locally
viking seax
Viking Seax
  • Large Single edged knife common among Viking free-men
  • The viking version of the modern day machete
  • Larger Seax’s were used to double as swords.
viking halberd
Viking Halberd
  • The “mail piercer“
  • Comes from the Norse word ‘Atgeir”
  • Said to be a lot like a glaive
  • Mentioned in Njáls saga and other Norse sagas
bows arrows
Bows & Arrows
  • Common of southern enemies
  • Not very affective against enemies superior bows & arrows
  • Disadvantage for vikings
  • Made of Yew, Ash or Elm wood
  • Ranges of 250m with 90lbs of force (400N)
  • One found with 100+ lbs of force and fired to about 480m
  • Arrow heads of iron, wood or antler and use of eagle feathers is also present
viking armour
Viking Armour
  • Chain Mail was use but it’s long processing time made it expensive
  • Made of interlocking chain loops
  • Viking Lamellar armor was found in Sweden
  • Made of metal scales
viking helmets
Viking Helmets
  • Simple cup shapes
  • Most had nose strips, while more complex ones had Goggles and neck protectors
  • Viking helmets DID NOT HAVE HORNS!
viking shield
Viking Shield
  • Shields were round and made of wood
  • Sometimes covered with leather, or a metal band to strengthen them
  • The usual size was about 1m diameter
  • A heavy iron boss in the center
other viking stuff
Other Viking Stuff
  • Vikings have tones of other interesting stuff but only these two fit the title
viking horses
Viking Horses
  • Norse horses are smaller and slower than European horses
  • Vikings fought on foot instead of horseback like the Europeans
  • Some European horses were looted but the cold slowed breeding and only the strongest horses survived
viking ships
Viking Ships
  • No saws were used to build the hulls of these, instead they overlapped and use wedges and mallets
  • Propelled by oars, and a single rectangle shaped sail
text sources
Text Sources:
  • http://warviking.tripod.com/realweaponsandarmor.html
  • http://www.medieval-castles.org/index.php/viking_weapons_warfare_norse_fighters_we
  • http://militaryhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/viking_warfare
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_Age_arms_and_armour#Bows_and_Arrows
  • http://www.viking-shield.com/weapons.html
  • http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/manufacturing/text/viking_sax.htm
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