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Ulfberth sword found in Finland. Smelting technology that wont be repeated by any other culture for centuries. The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. The feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using smelting techniques  that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made.

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.

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

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.

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cap-mount Silver The cap-mount is decorated with V-shaped granulation and was used to decorate the top of a hat. The Sheet metal bead which supposedly was placed on the top of the cap-mount is missing.

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pendant Bronze, silver and gilded Kysings, Vall, Gotland, Sweden. SHM 1567 Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum

Authentic ancient Viking statue 700 - 1000 AD

Authentic ancient Viking statue 700 - 1000 AD If indeed authentic (provenance of these things impossible to tell on an Internet photo) an amazing statue!