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Viking

The feared Vikings took to sea from Scandinavia in their longships for many reasons; to explore, to trade and to plunder. From this rich culture came some of history’s fiercest warriors. MuseumReplicas.com has a selection of fine Norse replicas, from clothing and jewelry to weapons and Viking armor.

Viking Swords

Viking swords were expensive to make. They were typically double edged, but single-edged swords were also used. The blades were pattern-welded, a method of sword making where iron and steel were forge-welded together. Together with weapons such as the battle-axe and the spear, the sword was one of the most useful offensive tools for a Viking warrior. Viking swords were typically meant for single-handed use, with the other hand holding a shield. They were more than mere weapons of combat; a sword often indicated wealth and status. Also, these blades were heirlooms and given names and survived generations.

Museum Replicas is proud of the variety of swords it offers. We carry a stunning range of Viking swords that would suit both the standard warrior and Viking royalty. We also understand that no Viking sword collection is complete without the Ulfberht, a weapon so ahead of its time it was considered mystical in some quarters. Our amazing replica does this sword justice. Also, check out the Migration Period Sword based on a 7th-century design and Eric the Red Sword that is inspired by the legendary Norwegian Viking. Of course, we have much more in this collection – blades forged with expert hands and with detail exquisite enough to turn the head of even the most battle-hardened Norse warrior.

Although an authentic Viking sword is hard to come by, we will give you premium-quality weapon replica derived from those wielded by the most terrifying seafarers in history.

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Viking Axes, Knives & Spearheads

Long-handled Viking axes were widely used at the height of Norse domination. They might have been even more popular than the sword. The double-handed broad axe developed later, perhaps around the 10th and 11th centuries. The Viking warrior could not fight with the broad axe and hold the shield at the same time so he would wait patiently, shielded by the first line of soldiers, and rush out at the opportune moment to inflict damage.

Of all the offensive weapons, the Viking spear was the most common. It featured a spearhead fixed to a wooden shaft using a rivet or pin. The spear was ideal for thrusting and throwing. The blades at the top came in different shapes and sizes, with some exhibiting “wings” on them. Skilled Viking warriors are said to have had the ability to hurl two spears simultaneously using both hands.

Viking knives were another important part of the armory. They were carried throughout the day on the belt. The blade was shorter than the sax (or seax) that was popular during the early Viking Age. This one-handed, single-edged weapon had simple fittings and was made of bone, wood, or horn.

Museum Replicas has an excellent collection of Viking spearheads and spears, axes, knives, and seaxes. Besides looking good, all weapons in the selection are made with a high degree of care and detail and built to perform and last.

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Viking Armor

Vikings wore a variety of armor from metal to leather. MuseumReplicas.com offers a variety of Dark Ages armor and protection.

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Viking Costumes and Accessories

Viking men and women dressed for the inclement weather, but had a stylish way of  using the linens and wools to create a unique look. MuseumReplicas.com sells apparel for just about any Viking ensemble.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Round Ended Butt Cap

I used this butt cap along with the Viking spear tip and a 4-foot shaft. The finished spear is around 5 feet in length and thanks to this butt cap, the balance point is in the middle of the spear. This made for a very neutral and well-balanced spear. I drilled holes for retaining nails, and this cap looks great too.
Reviewed by: David, April 08, 2019

Review of: Viking Spear

This is a stout and nicely finished spear tip. I'm mounting it on a 4-foot pole with a butt cap. It should make a very versatile short spear, and contrast nicely with my long-bladed hewing spear. As sharpening was unavailable, I just did it myself.
Reviewed by: David, March 31, 2019

Review of: Flat Ended Butt Cap

I used this cap with the hewing spear tip and a 6-foot pole. I was concerned about adding more weight, but it actually feels lighter because the balance is so much improved! I think this brought the center of gravity of the long spear back about a foot. I drilled holes to match those on the hewing tip to secure it. Looks great too.
Reviewed by: David, March 31, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword

This is my first purchase of an actual, non-display sword and I couldn't be happier.
Reviewed by: Gopal, March 09, 2019

Review of: Viking Ulfberht

Excellent solid sword.  Great Windlass quality.  I have many other swords in my collection, many Windlass.  Ulfberht is etched deep.  I believe the originals were inlayed but I wouldn't be able to afford one built like that. Steel is polished to mirror finish.  Leather wrap on handle is good.  Pommel and handle secured by hammering over end of tang.  Nice and tight. Blade rings when struck on side showing good temper.  Balance seems good to me.  Blade was sharp.  Good addition to my collection.
Reviewed by: James, February 23, 2019

Review of: Viking Shield, Brown

Excellent shield.  Wood is solid.  Bolts are recessed on the back.  Metal edge is thick enough to protect against damage.  Back is reinforced and covered with felt.  Thick leather arm support and solid wood center handle.  You will need a good strong arm and shoulder to hold this shield for any length of time.
Reviewed by: James, February 23, 2019

Review of: Runic Long Seax

Very nice Looking Weapon.  Very light.  Fit well with all my Windlass Viking armoury !
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 21, 2019

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

The mail armor shirt is excellent. I'm very excited wearing this to the medieval fair. I sometimes just wear it around the house because I like it so much.
Reviewed by: Christian, February 18, 2019

Review of: Long Bladed Hewing Spearhead

Excellent construction and finish. I mounted mine to a 6' hardwood pole, resulting in an overall length of just under 8 feet. When vertical, it barely fits inside a normal home interior! I wish I could post a photo of my finished spear because it looks great. Properly fitting the tip to a pole requires some work but I enjoyed it.

Because I couldn't find this info anywhere on the site: Yes, this fits the same 1-1/4" shaft as the other size hewing spear. The maximum interior diameter of the socket was about 1-1/8" with a depth of 5". There are two 1/8" holes on opposite sides of the socket for retaining screws/nails/whatever.
Reviewed by: David, February 17, 2019

Review of: Mail Armor Coif

Love it. Wore it to the Renaissance Faire on opening day and got so many compliments on it. And yes we told them we got it from Museum Replicas Limited...... Thank you
Reviewed by: John, February 13, 2019