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Shield wall was a "wall of shields" formed by warriors standing in formation…

Hilt of a Viking Sword - Found at Hedeby, Denmark, 9th Century

Hilt of a Viking Sword C, Hedeby, Denmark. Weapons and armour were huge status symbols. Vikings gave their ornate swords names like Legbiter but when a warrior died in battle his sword was ritually killed too – bent double, and interred with him.

Viking style boat prow

An entry from Emilialua

Debate sobre nacionalismo (¡1): Fernando Savater / j re crivello

Debate sobre nacionalismo (¡1): Fernando Savater / j re crivello

Shield Maiden, Viking S, Norse Vikings, Norse Mythology, Anglo Saxon, Nymphs, Raiders, Armors, Drums

#vikings-shieldmaiden:  #Lagertha's career as a warrior began when Frø, king of Sweden, invaded #Norway and killed the Norwegian king Siward. F...

vikings-shieldmaiden: “ Lagertha's career as a warrior began when Frø, king of Sweden, invaded Norway and killed the Norwegian king Siward. Frø put the women of the dead king's family into a brothel.

Viking warriors ready to form a shield wall

Shot at the Medieval and Viking Festival in Berlin 2011 Medieval War I

The viking compass Vegvisir

Nordic influence on Ireland and Scotland - a modern piece of artwork. Amazing power and influence of ancient symbols and decorative elements.

Ragnar Lothbrok; Vikings Season 4. LOVE the way this season is shot with the blue highlighted in scenes to match those AMAZING blue eyes. sigh.

Could Ragnar really be done for: Is Travis Fimmel leaving Vikings? Fans of the History drama are wild with speculation that the show's star could be.

Shield details

I think these are from the movie "Outlander". Not period- no cover. Shields without a canvas, leather, or rawhide cover shatter, as some of my friends quickly learned while trying to fight with some.

Viking knives apparently - haven't checked properly to see if that's true (I think there is some debate over whether they are actually the sole preserve of women?)

Viking woman’s knives, another appropriate woman knife. Work in a sheath suspended from her belt or brooches, useful for textile crafts and everyday small chores.

Perfectly crafted handmade heavy Viking's shield. Shield is decorated with brass accents and stainless steel shield-boss

Viking shield medium size with leather exterior. Available in: brown leather, black leather :: by medieval store ArmStreet