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Among medieval warriors, few are as well-noted as the Viking. So infamous as to have an age named after them, the Vikings left a legacy on the face of Europe and on the world, which is remembered to this day as that of a vicious warrior and a skilled explorer, backed with distinctive ships and a complex culture that their victims rarely even caught a small glimpse of. Scandinavian by descent, the Vikings were often thought of as a harsh and rugged people, and their skill in their longship was rivaled only by their skill in battle. Of course, there was so much more to them than that. A complex people, the Vikings were raiders, traders, explorers, and more. At Dark Knight Armoury, we are happy to pay homage to these fearsome and fierce peoples, offering up an array of items that recreate their culture in a variety of ways. Ranging from arms and armour to statues and collectibles, we are here to revive the Viking ways in the modern day. So if you find yourself with a love for all things Norse, then you have come to the right place. It is about to get Viking here at Dark Knight Armoury, and we are happy to say that so long as you are in this section, that is not soon to change. So praise Odin, honor Thor, and prepare to face the rush of Viking collectibles!
The axe was one of two common weapons for a Viking warrior to wield. Easy to make and easy to repair, it was a brutally effective weapon that well-suited the wild yet powerful style that Vikings were said to utilize when they entered into battle. And at Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a selection of authentic Viking axes that recreate historic designs for you to use in your own reenactments and battles.
As can be expected from their traditionally northern location, Viking clothing tended towards warmth as opposed to opulence. But still, that does not mean that all Viking clothing was without decoration. Dark Knight Armoury banishes that myth by offering up a selection of great Viking apparel that is as historical as it is appealing, making us an easy choice to visit to make when it comes to building your own Viking styled ensemble.
One would think that with as much raiding and pillaging as Vikings did that they would not have need of their own coins, having taken more than enough from other cultures. But Viking Coins were still minted, often in celebration of Viking events, like great battles or the crowning of great kings or chieftains.
The Vikings were a hardly people, and of course, they would have needed a hardy dagger. Yet the Viking Dagger, also known as a seax, was not used only the by the Vikings, but rather found its way into the hands of many peoples, making a typical seax a Norman dagger, a Saxon dagger, and a general, all-purpose medieval dagger, too!
You do not have to fight like a Viking or dress like a Viking to keep the Norse spirit alive in your life. You just have to celebrate some of the Norse tradition, and there is no better way to do that than by giving a Viking gift or a Norse accent - either to a fellow enthusiast that you share the interest with or to yourself, so that you can add something Norse to your daily life.
When it came to battle, Vikings were not a complex people, and this shows quite heavily in their arms and armor. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer a selection of great looking Viking helmets that are both historically accurate and plenty protective, ensuring that you can look as much like a Viking as you wish, while also staying safe from stray blows to the head.
Far from war-mongers and savages, the Vikings were a people with a rich culture, and their jewelry and personal accents easily shows this. Dark Knight Armoury is happy to offer a wide selection of Viking jewelry that not only shows off some historic pieces that have been recreated for you to enjoy, but also some inspirational pieces that are based on iconic Norse symbols and lore.
Berserkers are a legendary Viking warrior, but they were by no means the most common. More often than not, the Viking warrior was a battle-hardened warrior who fought not with shear rage but with determination and the desire for glory. Armed with a Viking shield and an axe, a sword, or a spear, they would keep fighting until they won or died. The former is more likely, if they arm themselves with a shield from Dark Knight Armoury!
Like the axe, the spear was a popular weapon among Viking warriors. It was easy to build and repair and took far less metal to make than a sword, while still being a huge threat when wielded by a warrior with some skill. At Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a whole host of Viking spears for you to choose from, so that you can arm yourself just like a true Viking might have, all those many years ago.
Have you ever wanted to see a Viking in action? Truth be told, it is not a common sight. But now you can not only see it, but immortalize that moment with a great statue, thanks to Dark Knight Armoury. We carry a wide variety of Viking statues that are perfect for decorating with, all of which demonstrate a stellar Viking design drawn from Norse history, lore, and legend.
Just as the Vikings became legends, so too did their weapons. The Viking sword is perhaps one of the most sought-after and popular of the medieval blades, and for good reason. Not only did Viking swords have a distinctive look, but they also had a stellar design that made them wildly effective too! And at Dark Knight Armoury, we revive these blades so that you can wield a Viking blade every bit as effective as their historic counterpart.
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