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Knife
08.01.2020
Knife
Two distinct classes of knives were in use by Vikings. The more common one was a rather plain, single edge knife of normal construction, called a  knifr . These are found in most graves, being the only weapon allowed for all, even slaves. Smaller versions served as the everyday...
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Viking halberd
08.01.2020
Viking halberd
Höggspjót The höggspjót, literally "hewing spear", takes its name from Old Norse högg, "stroke, blow, slaughter, beheading"  and spjót, "spear". Egil's...
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Atgeir
08.01.2020
Atgeir
An atgeir, sometimes called a "mail-piercer" or "hewing-spear," was a type of polearm in use in Viking Age Scandinavia and Norse colonies in the British Isles and Iceland. It is usually translated in English as...
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Spear
07.01.2020
Spear
The spear was the most common weapon of the Scandinavian peasant class. Throwing spears were constantly used by the warrior class; despite popular belief, it was also the principal weapon of the Viking warrior, an apt fit to their formations and tactics. They consisted of...
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Bows and arrows
07.01.2020
Bows and arrows
The bow and arrow was used both for hunting and in battle. They were made from yew, ash or elm. The draw force of a 10th-century bow may have reached some 90 pounds force (400 N) or more, resulting in an effective range of at least 200 metres (660 ft)...
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Viking arms and armour
07.01.2020
Viking arms and armour
Knowledge about military technology of the Viking Age (end of 8th- to mid-11th-century Europe) is based on relatively sparse archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accounts in the Norse sagas and laws recorded...
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