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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
February 15, 2018
Review of: Maldon Seax
I had my eye on this for a while and finally bought it. I must say it is the finest reproduction SEAX on the market without going to a custom knife maker or bladesmith. A very solid piece encased in a nice sheath. I'm glad I discovered this new line!
January 05, 2018
Review of: Viking Throwing Axe
With the neo-Viking engraving on the head, I was definitely not expecting this axe to be so solid. Sharper than I expected as well, took a beating with no looseness in the handle. I'm not that great at throwing, but was able to stick 7 out of 12 throws right from the box!
December 02, 2017
Review of: Runic Long Seax
This is a beautiful Seax, longer than most and marked with the Runic alphabet. The sheath is better than most from Windlass but still not the best. Very happy with this purchase!
November 17, 2017
Review of: Hewing Spearhead
I have been looking at both hewing spears versions for some time. When this variant came up on Deal of the Day, I pulled the trigger on two of them. Even if never used in real life, I like for all my weapons to be battle ready, rather than just accurate 'facsimiles'.
To bring them up to their full battle potential, I shipped them to Razor Edge Sharpening in Laguna Niguel, CA (https://www.razoredgesharpening.com/).
November 07, 2017
Review of: Long Bladed Hewing Spearhead
Mounted on a 5' shaft of hardwood, along with the tapered butt-cap.....absolutely incredible weapon. Or.....get two and mount them both on a short haft. Be the Viking equivalent of Darth Maul!!!
November 03, 2017
Review of: Runic Long Seax
This Seax is a real beauty and is a great addition to the weapons wall at my place. With that said the sheath is not great by any standards. But I say I will make my own with no real complaints. I really like this Seax so 5 Stars in a Z formation!!!
October 23, 2017
Review of: Flat Ended Butt Cap
A perfect fit for my staffs! The construction and craftsmanship is great! Has a good heft and functional design. Only thing that I will add is a pin hole at the base. Thank you MRL!
September 19, 2017
Review of: Seax
Very nice! I was extremely impressed with the look and feel of the Seax! The workmanship is above par!! I would highly recommend it!!
July 26, 2017