Let's be real – there aren't any Vikings anymore.
No matter how often you read the “Hagar the Horrible” comic strip, or go ax throwing at your local tavern, or enjoying a glass of modern mead, you're not going to see a real Viking, or turn into a Viking, or be able to go on Viking adventures the way the ancient Vikings did.
In fact, that's good, because they did quite a lot of pillaging and other unsavory activities that we would not condone today. Now, the Vikings had a quite good funeral system, according to a lot of people, but anyway…
So you won't find real Vikings on the street, but what you can find is an excellent collection of historic Viking implements that help you to re-create aspects of those societies that you venerate in the modern era. The Viking style is never going to really go out of style, in a way, and Viking lore will always be part of the legacy of ancient European civilizations.
The Enduring Power of Viking Myth and Legend
Vikings and Norsemen loom big in our sense of collective mythology. You hear about Bowden and Thor and Loki partly from new Marvel films but also in modern literature and art
And then there’ the Viking series, which is described this way at Rotten Tomatoes:
“Viking Ragnar Lothbrok is a young farmer and family man who is frustrated by the policies of Earl Haraldson, his local chieftain who sends his Viking raiders east to the Baltic states and Russia, whose residents are as poor as the Norsemen. Ragnar wants to head west, across the ocean, to discover new civilizations…”
Why do these types of film and tv resonate with modern audiences?
The Norse gods, specifically, are a part of our modern legend, and an oral tradition that has survived and been handed down through the centuries.
That's part of why the Viking collection is part of our mythos, and part of how people like to do mythic and fantasy reenactment.
We have a cool collection of authentically and historically designed Viking blades in our catalog. Browse and consider all that you can buy to dress yourself up in the traditional Viking style and fight to Valhalla! We also have armor and spears, music, games – and a lot more, so spend the time to browse and bookmark, and you’re likely to find something here that tickles your fancy. Reach out with any questions, and maybe you’ll become a Viking through the power of e-commerce!