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Almost makes me want to grow a beard and wear fur underwear! Harrrrrrrrr!!! ;)

Excellent Norse costuming blog from VA clothing to the later period Greenland finds. Unfortunately most is not in English... Must ask M. to translate...

Medieval Celtic Viking Mid-Arms Sleeves Shirt Deluxe.

Our knowledge about the arms and armour of the Viking age is based on archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accounts in the Norse sagas andNorse laws recorded in the 13th century. According to custom, all free Norse men were required to own weapons and were permitted to carry them all the time.

"A ring-whorled prow rode in the harbour, ice-clad, outbound, a craft for a prince."

Imaging having your village raided by a crowd of men who look like this.

The Sutton Hoo burial site has been dated 7th century AD and is thought to be that of Rædwald ruler of the East Angles. Among the many treasures at the head of a suit of decorative mail armor was this iron helmet (replica) tin leaf and bronze were pure decoration. There is what appears to be a bird framing the eyes, nose and forehead.

Great Norse ensemble. No other outerwear than the hat, missing a caftan. A lighter cap would have been worn indoors (like Jorvik cap)