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Björn Järnsida (Ironside), was a Viking raiding France in the 9th century. According to the old sagas he was the son of Ragnar Lodbroks and participated in Ragnars siege of Paris. The sagas also say that Björn got the name Ironside because he was never injured in battle. (Picture from the TV show Vikings).
Iron Work Even leather vests get detailed by Bergin's costume crew. This garment worn by Ragnar is intricately woven, braided, aged and distressed to look as if it has survived quite a few Viking raids on The History Channel's new series, "The Vikings"