Pierpaolo Concetti

Pierpaolo Concetti

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60 Iconic weapons of fiction! Which one would you choose?

Many of us have read about and seen various fictional weapons in books and movies. Target Sports has published an infographic that covers 60 iconic weapons from fiction:

I had no idea...

The TIE fighter was the unforgettable symbol of the Imperial fleet. Carried aboard Star Destroyers and battle stations, TIE fighters were single-pilot vehicles designed for fast-paced dogfights with Rebel X-wings and other starfighters.

Viking Sites in Norway | swords monument at Hafrsfjord Stavanger Norway

Swords in Mountain, in Hafrsfjord fjord, Stavanger, Norway

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.

Viking throne craft made in Finland....I so want a this!!! I could just chill, watch TV, order the occasional execution!!!

Viking throne craft made in Finland - Perfect for John

A VERY RARE VIKING SWORD, THE BLADE WITH ULFBERHT INSCRIPTION  CIRCA 950   In excavated condition (the upper half of the blade missing), the blade of late pattern-welded construction with a wide shallow central fuller, one side cut with the inscription 'Vlfberh+t' in characteristically large capitals originally inlaid in contrasting iron, the reverse with traces of a further inscription, fitted with robust guard of rectangular section, and one-piece pommel of so-called 'tea-cosey' type.

A very rare Viking sword, the blade with Ulfberht inscription, circa 950 AD.