Seven Viking Age swords on display in Bergen Museum (numbered 5 to 11 in the display case). The long sword in the middle is a Petersen type C sword found in Sæbø, Hoprekstad, Vik i Sogn municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
From boat grave I in Vendel. The famous burial place at Vendel church was found in late autumn 1881 when the cemetery was expanded. In Swedish prehistory, the Vendel era was a part of the Germanic Iron Age (or, more general
Viking Swords: Weapons were not just for battle, but also symbols of their owners' status and wealth. The peasant levy (fyrd) could not afford swords. Spears and axes were predominate; swords were reserved for thegns and higher social classes.
museum-of-artifacts: “ Viking sword with beautiful decorations. The extreme nature of the ornamentation on this sword, combined with the unusual (for Scandinavia) motifs coupled with the apparent lack of a fuller (lenticular, ‘grooveless’ sword.
The Gilling Sword, a late Anglo-Saxon sword discovered near a stream in Gilling West, Yorkshire in April, by a nine-year-old boy. Ooh, imagine the blisters you'd get from fighting for several hours with that.
A Viking Sword found in York, England that was found at a Viking burial site. The Vikings invaded England several times and were known for their brutality. The Vikings influenced some of the behavior and fighting of the Anglo-Saxons.