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.
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 […]