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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 Clothing 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 carries apparel perfect for your Viking ensemble.

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Drinking Horns

Our drinking vessels are made from ethically sourced horn.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Loki's Horn Drinking Set

I love my drinking horn set! It's perfect whether you're doing a ritual honoring Loki, or just enjoying some mead with a movie and munchies. And the customer service was excellent! I had a minor problem, and they immediately fixed it with excellent understanding and patience!
Reviewed by: Samantha, July 01, 2021

Review of: Fenrir Viking Drinking Horn

Impressive look.
Reviewed by: Brad, June 28, 2021

Review of: Royal Stag Seax

So to start off I love the feel of this seax.  A little heavier then I expected but not bad.  Fit and finish is very nice.  fits very nicely in the the Sheath.  Just so all understand what you see in the picture is what you get with the blade but each and every Stag handle will be different.  Mine is much straight not bad just different from what you see.  All and all I would buy again.
Reviewed by: Andrew, June 24, 2021

Review of: Huntsman's Hadseax

For anyone who loves their Scandanavian heritage or just wishes to add a little uniqueness to their edc knives, this one certainly bears consideration! I purchased this knife only a couple of weeks ago using the sezzle option (thank you for that is has been seamless)and it arrived this morning perfectly packaged and protected.  The pictures truly do not do this knife justice.  When purchasing online with only professional pictures to go by, sometimes you can't be sure, but this is a beautiful little knife. The wood grain on the handle was a tad darker than the pics which was fine with me and the bone spacers are spot on.  All of the metal fittings are well finished and tight.  No rattling blade or fittings here.  The blade is well polished and finished and even the fullers have been expertly polished.  The blade does come sharp however the edge really begins about half way down the blade with the edge closer to the handle somewhat more dull.  This isn't really an issue to me as I was going to reprofile it anyway.  This knife has a very nice weight to it.  Substantial enough to let you know its there and made well out of good materials but not so much that you cannot carry and use it all day long.  As for the using, the checkered bone spacers surprisingly can act as jimping.  I place my thumb on the forward spacer to practice some finer cutting and that spacer locked my thumb in just fine.  Nice surprise.  The sheath.  It is simply beautiful. The pictures DO NOT do this justice. It is fashioned of real leather and the decorations are just beautiful.  The aged brass components are strong and well finished and the sheath itsself holds the knife snugly without making the draw difficult.  A little waterproofing and it will be ready to go.  I only really had one complaint ( and I REALLY am digging here) that the ring on the pommel was quite loud. If I took this hunting as is I could be heard for quite a ways.  I removed it and added my own leather cord with some bronze beads.  As to my qualifications, I have studied martial arts(filipino/indonesian) for just over 20 years and HEMA for the last 3.  I am no stranger to knives (to the distress of my wife) I own quite a few custom and higher end knives as well.  Saying that, I really do like this little knife and feel it is well made and I am looking forward to my journey with it.  Thank you.
Craig
Reviewed by: Ronald, April 27, 2021

Review of: Voyager Scramasax

Whether sailing a restless sea, or fording an Amazon river, this blade bespeaks of the Viking thirst for adventure and exploration.  Excellent for general use, or as a camp knife for the Great Outdoors.
Reviewed by: Jordan, February 27, 2021

Review of: Wooden Viking Dragon Shield

Well built, quality craftsmanship, solid as a brick shithouse.
Reviewed by: Christopher, December 12, 2020

Review of: Wooden Viking Dragon Shield

This shield is Fantastic, it is the perfect weight and is very well made. However to be historically accurate the shield would have been warped with rawhide, or leather. This shield is much more detailed than the others, and you can tell it is hand painted.
Reviewed by: Tyrone, November 20, 2020

Review of: Wooden Viking Spiral Shield

This shield is Fantastic, it is the perfect weight and is very well made. However to be historically accurate the shield would have been warped with rawhide, or leather. Other than that it’s perfect!
Reviewed by: Tyrone, November 20, 2020

Review of: Cawood Viking Sword by Paul Chen / Hanwei

This is an amazing replica! The sword is an absolute joy to look at, swing, cut and just plain enjoy. It came with a good edge right out of the box, but a few minutes with a whetstone put a great edge on it.
As soon as I picked the sword up, I knew that I was holding a fine sword. I could imagine what a 13th Century warrior felt as he (or she... Shield Maidens are historic fact) drew this weapon before battle. A certainty that THIS sword will serve well in the coming battle!
The balance is superb. Enough blade presence to let you make dynamic cuts yet feels light in hand and very responsive. The sword seems to almost lead you into the strike and follows every intention. The down-turned quillions give a distinct feel of defensive ability and the acute point makes this sword very capable of both cutting and thrusting making it a superb weapon in the melee. Easily one of the best swords available at any price!
- Rick Miller
07/02/2020
Reviewed by: , July 03, 2020