Viking Swords and Weapons
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During the Viking age, swords grew slightly in length to 930 mm (31.5") and took on a slightly more acute distal taper and point. These blades had deep fullers running their length, yet still had single-handed hilts which often sported a lobed or cocked-hat style pommel. The fuller was used to increase the strength and flexibility of the sword while reducing the weight of the sword at the same time. This weight reduction and flexibility would allow the wielder to swing faster and harder strokes while, at the same time, allowing the sword to bend but not break when it would hit bone. While the pattern of hilt and blade design of this time might readily be called "the Viking sword" to do so would be to disregard the widespread popularity swords of this sort enjoyed. All over continental Europe between 700-1000 AD this design and its small variations could be found. While the sword was the most popular weapon of the Viking age, it must be remembered that the battle-axe was the preferred weapon among most Vikings because it was a cheaper weapon to buy than were swords. Only the wealthier Viking goðar, jarls, and sometimes freemen wielded swords or others, while the more ordinary freeman tended to carry axes or spears. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_sword
The Viking swords and axes we offer are the highest quality reproductions on the market. They are all battle-ready and as usable in battle as their historical counterparts! The armor and clothing we offer are also of the highest quality and designed for everyday wear and tear.