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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: Maldon Viking Sword

Arrived Quickly and very carefully packaged. It is an absolutely stunning sword! Came with a Certificate of Authenticity. Will absolutely be ordering our next sword purchases through Museum Replicas!
Reviewed by: Ally, September 16, 2018

Review of: Frankish Axe

This is my go-to Ren Faire axe.  It is sturdy, good looking, and goes well with my ranger outfit.  Excellent price too.
Reviewed by: Jonathan, August 30, 2018

Review of: Viking Tunic - Woolen

an excellent Viking tunic!  Was extremely happy to see the new color and garnered several comments on my attire while at work
Reviewed by: Jason, August 29, 2018

Review of: Seax

This was a great little blade for my husband's birthday! He really loves it and enjoys using it. It's been a source of pride for him.
Word of advice...if you're going to have any blades sharpened, make sure to give the order a little extra time. It's well worth the wait. They do a masterful job. But if you're giving it as a gift, it does take an extra few days or longer.
Reviewed by: Lydia, August 20, 2018

Review of: Stiklestad Viking Sword

I got this sword as a gift for my husband, who not only LOVES swords, knives, and weapons in general, he also loves the show Vikings and is proud to have Rollo as a (distant) ancestor.
I ha it sharpened and it is beautifully sharp!
As always, MR handled everything professionally. I'll be buying from them again soon!
Reviewed by: Lydia, August 20, 2018

Review of: Maldon Seax

It's light and fast in the hand. Not real sharp but good edge retention... has more of a useable edge. Love the patina, not some people's cup of tea true, but there are some historical sources for such look for the blade. The grip is Good, not a real tight weave, but it does feel good in the hand. Overall this is a 5 star value for the price. Now I need his big brother lol
Reviewed by: Tad, August 18, 2018

Review of: Seax

I purchased this during the MR annual sale.  Just arrived today (quick delivery by the way).  It's beautiful.  I love to look and feel.  Great weight
Reviewed by: Michael, May 26, 2018

Review of: Viking Ulfberht

I picked one of these up recently as the deal of the day at a very reasonable price. I was looking for something close to a 11th century Norman sword due to having ancestors that moved to England from France in 1066.

The lettering although true to a type 2 Vulfbehrt seems a bit cheap, like paint in etching, but true in spelling to high carbon steel swords of the time.

The scabbard holds the blade well but every time i use it the blade is drawn having what looks like sawdust on it.

Typical Windlass issues, but for around $200 you really can't expect a top name brand that uses C and C methods and it is something I would use with no hesitation.
Reviewed by: Philip, May 18, 2018

Review of: Medieval Cotton Cross Over Hooded Cloak

Just got the grey cloak today! Holy cow, very good fabric! Looks like it should be in a movie. I really like the hood. Thinking of making a ranger outfit using this piece. Great work Museum Replicas!
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Norseman Belt

I have had a viking sword for years, but the piece never came with a scabbard. I saw this belt and thought I'd try it out. This belt was great! it fit me...and I'm a bigger guy. It accepted my sword with no problem and now I bought a dagger and carry that too! Great piece!
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018