A Vikings weapon would show their wealth and power with silver, copper or bronze sword being those of a richer man.
How did they protect themselves?
Did you know, Viking helmets didn't actually have horns?
Vikings wore chain mail to protect themselves from weapons such as spears and daggers
Vikings would carry shields made of wood or metal into battle as protection
Did you know that most Vikings were also farmers?
Berserker's were highly feared ‘Shock troops’, they didn't seem to fear death, injury or pain and would fight in a violent frenzy. It was thought that they used Herbal type drugs such as Anmirifta to put them in a violent or frenzied mood. They would wear bear and wolf skins and their weapon of choice was a battle axe. Viking kings would take Berserker's into battle seeing them as the god Odin’s protection.
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