If you ask people which was the most common weapon during The Viking Age, you’ll probably hear that it was the axe, or the spear, or perhaps the seax. Some will claim it was the iconic Viking sword. While it is true that everybody had a knife of some sort, and that most people used an axe on a daily basis, the most common weapon during The Viking Age was actually the bow.
Dear friends, I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday! Without getting into a discussion about what might make these few last days of the year holy to you, let me just […]
What did the Vikings carry with them? Not a big, shiny sword, that would have been quite uncommon. (Carrying a sword was probably as rare as owning an expensive sports car is […]
I often see Vikings portrayed as warriors, but not so often as craftsmen and -women. The Vikings were often involved in armed conflict, there’s no doubt about that. But a Viking’s daily […]
The Norse civilization was much more spiritual than most seem to think. And while many still see the Norsemen as savage brutes, no longer is there any discussion among historians and archeologists about the fact that they were mindful about their connection to nature and the “spirit world”, which to them was basicly the same thing.
Did you know the Vikings were passionate about sports? Yes, that’s true. We’d probably be surprised if we travelled back a thousand years and witnessed their commitment to physical fitness. I’ve been […]
I rate woodworking as the third most important Viking skill. Why? Because if you lived in northern Europe about 1000 years ago, you needed your woodworking skills to survive. You needed to […]
Archery is magical. Can you remember that first bow you made as a kid, the one who sent your roughly made arrow in among those trees, never to be found again? I […]