Tag: Weapon

Origins of crucible steel for Ulfberht swords?

Interesting short video about the possible origin of the crucible steel used to make the famous Viking Ulfberht swords. There is no archaeological evidence that the Norse during the Viking Age had the technology or know-how to produce the steel

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Lethality of Viking Weapons

TV shows like History’s “Vikings” and BBC’s “The Last Kingdom” attempt to find the balance between realistically showing the brutal violence of the Viking Age, but at the same time not have it be gratuitous maiming. And the producers should

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Role of Bow and Arrow in Viking Age

When the Norse of the Viking Age are shown, then these Vikings typically wield sword, axes, spears and shields. Images of Vikings holding bows are few and far between – and why is that? Archery gives some clear advantages in

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