Contrary to their reputation in popular culture as brutish thugs, the Norsemen (Vikings) were skilled combatants who constantly sought to perfect the art of war. Nowhere is that more evident than in the swords this incredible culture was able to produce. Powerful slashing weapons that struck fear into anyone on the wrong end, Viking swords could also be works of art of startling beauty – with handles and fittings covered in knotwork and designs that showed the hidden depths to their rich culture. Darksword Armory is proud to offer several painstakingly recreated Viking swords, both original designs and based on historical artifacts. These handmade battle ready swords would stand out in a mead hall or on display in your home.