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- Jonas Wolcher Producer
1: Shield bosses.
These are rather common finds and covered the centre grip of the Viking round shield as hand protection. This particular simple shape was used throughout the Viking age.
2, 11: Spearheads.
Spears were the most common weapon during the Viking age, being relatively cheap to manufacture as they contained a rather small amount of iron. The length of the spear made it very effective in the battlefield. 2a is equipped with wings to stop the spear from going through the target. 2b is a slim shape common in the early 10 th century.
3: Viking age Helmet.
Viking Helmet inspired by the Gjermundby Helmet found in Norway in 1943 and is the only Viking age helmet ever found. It is dated to around 875 AD. This has an riveted aventail added to it, inspired by earlier finds.
4: Dane Axe Head.
Typically mounted on a long shaft and wielded two-handed, the dane axe or spear axe, is a Viking weapon of legend. The Varangian guard, the Byzantine Emperor’s bodyguard were renowned for this weapon, as well as their fierce prowess in battle. This dane axe head is a type L, modern in the early 10 th century.
5, 7, 8: Axe Heads.
Hand axes were a tool in every home, mostly for wood cutting. It was also used as a weapon by many warriors, either as a supplement or as a main weapon. The number 5 axe has an edge in an angle making it a pure weapons axe, while the other two can be used for more purposes. The number 7 axe head is common for several hundred years, spanning from the 5 th century well into the middle ages, maybe more. The other two are modern during the setting of the film.
6: Winged Spearhead.
This spearhead is good for both hunting and war. It has a long, sharp blade and wings. The wings can be used to snag shield rims and block weapons as well as stopping the spear from going through the target. The model has been around since the 5 th century through the viking age, and the idea was later revived in the 15 th century “partisan”
9: Migration Period Helmet
This helmet is inspired by the plentiful 4 th -6 th century finds of helmets. It is outdated by several hundred years in the Viking age.
10: Völva Staff
This is a magic staff is based of a find from Fuldby in Denmark. The Volva was a seeress, able to look into the future, a sort of magic reserved for women.
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