Miniature Viking Sword (Bronze) by Marto of Toledo Spain 52203

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The Viking raids sudden appearance by the end of the 8th century are attributed to overpopulation and opportunity. The increase in trade in Europe meant increased chances for piracy. Basic Viking armament comprised a sword or axe, spear and shield, and a short knife attached to their belts. Of these weapons, the sword was the most popular and was considered with great respect, especially in the case of swords that had been handed down from generation to generation.
The Viking raids sudden appearance by the end of the 8th century are attributed to overpopulation and opportunity. The increase in trade in Europe meant increased chances for piracy. Basic Viking armament comprised a sword or axe, spear and shield, and a short knife attached to their belts. Of these weapons, the sword was the most popular and was considered with great respect, especially in the case of swords that had been handed down from generation to generation.