During long sea journeys, and battles, armor, chainmail, and helmets, did corrode. However, there were numerous methodes to remove the rust again, for instance by soaking the items in hot vinegar, and then polishing them with linseed oil.
Viking Age head-coverings
Post updated May 2015, May 2016, and April 2017 with additional pictures I have been thinking about head covering options for female Norse re-enactors quite a bit recently, and I have also seen sev…
More fabulous viking artifacts from the Historisk Museum
Just a few more photos from the Historisk Museum...of Viking artifacts including spindle whorls and weaving weights, swords, glass (amazing), keys and a mystery glyph on stone.
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A Visit to Murton Park Viking Village
Last Saturday we had a great visit to the Murton Park Viking Village which is on the site of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming just outside of York. Although we took lots of photos of wonderful old f…
Various everyday wear for a Viking-Age man. Worn is a leather belt suspending a leather drawstring pouch (Haithabu find-based) for carrying money (coins, gold, silver, jewelry, beads), a bronze comb and Seax (not visible). Across one shoulder is a sword on an early-style baldric, across the other is a leather bag for carrying food, fire-starting kit, etc. A Mjölnir is worn around the neck, also based off a find from Haithabu. A leather costrel could sometimes also be worn for water…
Carved post from one of the Oseberg bed sets (there were five). The image can be found on page 173 of the website. Here is what is written about it: Motiv: Dyrehode på sengehesten; Gjenstand: Sengehest; Sted: Norge, Vestfold, Tønsberg, Oseberg, Jarlsberg Hovedgård, 161; Bestillingsnr: CfO0446; Museumsnummer: O1904_sengehest; Lisens: CC BY-NC 3.0
The Gjermundbu Helmet
The Gjermundbu Helmet (by Wanda Marcussen) - The Gjermundbu Helmet is the best-preserved Viking helmet in the world. The helmet dates from the latter half of the 10th century CE. Exhibited at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.