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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 for men and women, 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 Knives, Axes & 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: Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword

I'd been looking at the Maldon Sword and matching Maldon Seax for quite some time before finally buying both to add to my collection. They arrived quickly and were well-packaged. Both are solidly constructed, well-balanced, and beautiful to look at. Both scabbards came with a nice leather frog, which was a pleasant surprise. Both blades are also very sharp and I can't wait to do some test cutting with them! Well worth the money!
Reviewed by: Randy, August 02, 2019

Review of: Battlecry Maldon Seax

I'd been looking at the Maldon Sword and matching Maldon Seax for quite some time before finally buying both to add to my collection. They arrived quickly and were well-packaged. Both are solidly constructed, well-balanced, and beautiful to look at. Both scabbards came with a nice leather frog, which was a pleasant surprise. Both blades are also very sharp and I can't wait to do some test cutting with them! Well worth the money!
Reviewed by: Randy, August 02, 2019

Review of: Long Bladed Hewing Spearhead

Nice heavy spear.   Broader, longer, blade than average.  Still a bit awkward for "hewing" on a full length shaft, but I see where the thinking was going with it.  I would maybe try it on a shorter shaft if I really wanted to slash with it, although a naginata, glaive, or other polearm would do that job much better.  I'll keep it as a heavy spear, it's very good in that role!
Reviewed by: Michael, August 02, 2019

Review of: Stiklestad Viking Sword

This is a very nice version of a classic sword.  Light and easily wielded with one hand.  Balance is a bit forward, but provides the force needed for a slashing blow, as was intended.  Builds up strong wrists.  The detailing on the pommel is a nice touch.  I got the sharpening, and it is worth every penny.  Sliced straight through both sides of the box with barely more effort than the weight of the sword itself.  Very reasonably priced for the quality.
Reviewed by: Michael, August 02, 2019

Review of: Viking Ulfberht Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts

This sword is beautiful. Mine is very well put together and has an excellent peen. The balance and over all feel are great. If you are on the fence with this one...get off.
Reviewed by: Dan, July 29, 2019

Review of: Flat Ended Butt Cap

Functions perfectly as a counterbalance to any spearhead.  Makes wielding a spear much easier and more effective.  Also helpful in grounding the spear, or as a non lethal striking surface
Reviewed by: Michael, July 29, 2019

Review of: Viking Throwing Spear

Longer and slimmer than the regular Viking spearhead, this is a great item.  Excellent for piercing.  To be honest, I'm afraid that if thrown, the blade looks like it might bend if it hits something hard, so I haven't tried.  I love it as a regular spear.  Highly recommended for that purpose.
Reviewed by: Michael, July 29, 2019

Review of: Viking Ulfberht Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts

Great Viking Sword
This is the second Viking sword I’ve bought from MR and again I am very satisfied with the product. Detail of both the sword and scabbard are amazing. Love the balance when I hold this sword. Sword came well packaged and sharpened as always. Thanks MR
Reviewed by: Steven, July 22, 2019

Review of: Viking Tunic - Woolen

I ordered the small medium because i wear a medium shirt, but this thing was like a xxl on me. Until i wrapped a belt around my waist. Then it fit pretty nicely. Being wool its kinda itchy and hot but i like wool. Nice tunic and nicely made
Reviewed by: Justin, July 20, 2019

Review of: Viking Ulfberht Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts

Very nicely rendered.  Great balance.  And compares nicely to the original which I have seen on display!
Reviewed by: Mike, July 20, 2019