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.
fjorn-the-skald: “ Erik the Red Viking Sword by Marto The Erik the Red Viking Sword by Marto is the sword of the legendary Viking settler who discovered and named Greenland, which was named to inspire.
Ulfberth sword found in Finland. Some of the finest sword blades that the Vikings could acquire were imported from the Rhine area. Their blades bore the name ”ULFBERTH”. The Ulfberth swords became so popular that a ban had to be placed upon their export.
Oakeshott type XI sword, c. Steel [blade and hilt]; wood and leather replaced. This is an early example of a sword with a Brazil nut--shaped pommel, a form that was especially favored in the twelfth century. Philadelphia Museum of Art.