Real Viking-Made Mjolnirs

I can’t recommend this guy and his shop enough. He sent out these mjolnirs for Erik and I in no time flat. They look amazing, they are completely reasonably priced, and they aren’t some mass produced junk. Dude is an actual blacksmith! The Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HephaestusRising

Viking Metal

If you’re looking to brush up on your use of metals during the Viking age, look no further: http://vikingmetalwork.blogspot.ca/ This website is a treasure trove (pun intended) of amazing information on Viking age metalwork. For example, this is a real mjolnir: This is a forgery: See the difference? No? Read her website to see why!

She’s Sailing! 100 Feet of Viking Boat Beauty.

This giant boat, the Sea Stallion, is a recreation of the Skuldelev 2, one of six viking boats excavated in the 60s from the waters North of Roskilde Harbour in Denmark. This giant 100-foot boat was built over 4 years by the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, and now she’s sailing. I’m definitely adding this to my Must Do List next […]

This Giant Viking Boat Will Sail the Atlantic

  This ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times, will follow the path Leif Eriksson took over a thousand years ago. In May 2016 it will leave Norway and past the Shetlands and the Faeroe Islands before landing in Iceland. Then they’ll aim for Greenland, and then Newfoundland. They’ll sail up the St Lawrence River […]

A 1926 Crossing of the Atlantic in a Viking Boat

In 1925 Captain Gerhard Folgero commissioned a Petersen (hey! I’m a Petersen!) to build a 40-foot clinker built boat, and on July 20 1926 he landed in St. Johns, Newfoundland. http://leiferiksonvikingship.com/folgeros_voyage.htm Based on this passage alone, I love these guys: Kristian swore that there would be coffee, even if the boat went down. At 9:30 a.m. he reported that the coffee was ready. Most […]

How to Viking – Video by 52skillz

This looks like a blast! The neighborhood kids do this every day outside with whatever shields and swords they can get. My Viking-in-training son Erik has a really awesome wooden shield and sword I picked up for him at a museum in Germany last summer that’s held up better than anything else thrown at it. Either the equipment is top […]