Amazing recreations of Viking Age burials by re-enactment group Andrimners Hemtagare

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Amazing recreations of Viking burials by the reenactment group Andrimners Hemtagare

This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade. The blade is pattern welded, and the fittings, shown in more detail to the left and right, are magnificent. The grip is in the form of a bird, with decorations incised into the wood and bronze making up the grip. The total length of the knife is 31cm (12.5in). X-ray images show that the tang is quite short.

Saxes, like any other Viking age weapons, were valuable. When they were damaged or worn, the iron was repurposed, and used for some other tool or weapon. This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade.

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the 4th century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark...

The Viking Runes. The eldest runestones, inscribed with Norse runes, date from the century. These were the Elder Futhark runes. However, the most of the runestones were created during the late Viking Age and thus inscribed with theYounger Futhark runes.

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Recreations of Viking Age burials by re-enactment group Andrimners Hemtagare. These pictures are meant to illustrate what viking age graves MIGHT have looked like in Scandinavia at the time. They were originally taken to show their personal clothes, tools and utensils in preparation for a viking reenactment event.

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Amazing recreations of Viking burials by the reenactment group Andrimners Hemtagare

Nålebinding Techniques in the Viking Age This is a good site for basic nålebinding techniques.  http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~caprist/nalebind.html#

Nålebinding Techniques in the Viking Age - Carolyn Priest-Dorman © 2001 Carolyn Priest-Dorman

Here's a device to add to your steampunk fiction: the chatelaine, a popular accessory from the 19th century. Part practicality, part fashion accessory, the chatelaine was the perfect way for women on the go to carry all of their tools.

Before the Swiss Army Knife, Victorian women wore ornate multitools

viking women's jewellery - here are brooches called 'tortoise' brooches because of their shape.

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www.cs.vassar.edu... And some local colour variations, eg purple in Ireland.

A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www. And some local color variations, eg purple in Ireland.

The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in 1875. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Hoard was probably buried in the marsh between 875 and 900 AD

The gold treasure from the Viking Age found on the Hoen farm in (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, Oldsakssamlingen) The Hoen Treasure is the biggest finding of gold jewelry from the Viking era.

An assortment of Viking age keys.  From Eva Grelsdotter's Flickr.  From the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen (I have deleted the duplicative pin; sorry if you pinned it!)

National Museet / National Museum of Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark - Summer, 2001 and Spring, 2008 Beautiful keys!

Viking Necklace Discovered in Glencurran Cave:  In April 2010 excavations by Dr Marion Dowd at Glencurran Cave, the Burren National Park (Ireland), led to a stunning discovery: a unique Viking necklace estimated to be 1,150-year-old. Necklaces dating to the Viking Age that have been found previously, usually had five to six glass beads, but this one has 71 beads covered with gold foil.

Viking necklace discovered in Glencurran Cave, Burren National Park (Ireland) estimated to be

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Health and Medicine in the Viking Age

Health and Medicine in the Viking Age, Hut where Healer woman tended the wounded.

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