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The Viking Collection
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Published: August 25, 2005
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Contrary to popular mythology, there is no evidence to show that Vikings ever had horned helmets. Instead they mostly wore simple leather or iron caps, often lined with fur (it gets pretty cold in Norway, after all). What I have modelled here is a fairly typical Anglo-Saxon helm with their distinctive face-guard. In the early years of Viking raids, helms and swords such as these would have been reserved for chieftans, and elaborately decorated with fragile, sub-ferrous materials. In the later years, when steel became more plentiful and blades switched from pattern-welded to homogoneous, such items became stronger and thus more widely used by regular warriors. This sword is typical of Viking weapons, the blade designed for cutting and not thrusting but it shows the tapered point which was starting to become popular in Western Europe in the 9th century. The hilt is made of polished iron and undecorated, making it more typical of a late Viking weapon than an early ones.

Most Viking warriors, however, would have relied on spears and axes.

Modelled/Rendered in CInema 4D. This is starting to feel like a series, isn't it?
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zaku1986Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great models. But this sword have too short grip for me.
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AstaloProfessional Artisan Crafter
Very nice work. I just found this in the search engine and that smaller picture look just like a photo. :)
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The horns come from the helmets they ware at the the Vallhalla Tortaments. They were used by spectators and fans too lasy to hold a drinking horn. Two horns were placed on a helmet, open end up while leather tubes would carry the mead into the wearers mouth.

Sall print: This is not an actuall supported fact and we hold no responsibility for any insult or injury as a result of using this infomation.
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Odin would be proud
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the-leastProfessional Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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i like how you put this together, good setup!
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