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: 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

Review of: Ashdown Viking Sword

I just got this sword and I have to say, I was really surprised how great this sword felt in my hand. The grip was big enough for even my "ham hock" size hand! LOL i ordered it sharpened and I think I can shave with this thing, too. Great quality and awesome piece for the price! Thanks!
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Leather Jerkin

I am 5'10" and 155 lbs. I have a slim build and the Size M fits great over my other padded shirt. It feels heavy and well made. I wear it for my Viking costume for DragonCon and other cons.
Reviewed by: Brian, March 02, 2018

Review of: Crecy War Dagger

I picked this dagger up to fill a void in my collection and to see if I would be interested in other Battlecry weapons.

I would say it is impressive. The balance is good, and the edge is strong. It is well built and solid even after taking a couple good hits and being dropped. The scabbard is above expectation and the frog it came with is far better than expected.

There is considerable bang for your buck with this dagger, it has the looks and the function.
Reviewed by: Randal, February 15, 2018

Review of: Sword of the Viking King

I own 141 swords in my collection the Vikings King Sword still my favourite.  I bought it mostly because of the nice attractive scabbard but actually love the look of this sword.  Maybe the small leather grip is not the best but overall I love it.
Reviewed by: Philippe, February 08, 2018

Review of: Mail Armor Coif

I just received this and am totally delighted with it.  I wasn't sure how good the quality would be considering the reasonable price but when I pulled it out and examined it, I was very impressed.  I put it on and walked in on my wife and son holding one of my recently acquired swords and once they were done laughing, they both agreed the coif looked very cool and quite authentic.  It fits great and though heavy...(as one would expect)...it is not difficult to wear for a long period.  This would be great at a Renaissance Fair or similar event.  I'm not sure where I'm going to use it but I'm glad I got it and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by: Michael, January 12, 2018

Review of: Viking Tunic - Woolen

I gave this tunic 5 stars only because I could not make the review accept 4 and was reluctant to give 3.  MRL need to fix the glitch.
The construction seems to be good.  I am 5’9” weigh 160 lb. with a 38” chest and the S/M is generous on me.  This is my first tunic and I like it finding it warm and slips on surprisingly easy, not to mention it’s comfortable allowing me to move freely.  I think it’s only a matter of time before I get another.  The two complaints that I have are; It is not colour fast, but I knew this before ordering so I question that I should list this.  I am not concerned about cleaning as much as getting caught in the rain.  The other is the trim.  It is nicely done but is a 1½” strip with a printed design.  I feel this cheapens the tunic.  It would be more authentic and eye pleasing if embroidered.  This is not noticeable past a few feet.  This is the reason for 4 stars.
Reviewed by: Paul, January 10, 2018