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Historically, what Vikings had weapons? Weapons are kind of a big deal to Vikings. Pretty much every free man had one…though most could only afford the one. Though most Vikings were farmers, not warriors, weapons were still important for protecting your farmland and yourself as a traveler from thugs, thieves, and raiders, as well as just any wild animal or rabid dog you might come across.
Anyone who was anyone had a weapon. Unless you were a woman or a slave. Most places forbade women or slaves from carrying weapons.
It was also expected that you never attack a woman violently, even in play, for this very reason. Slaves were property, so as long as you were the owner, you could do what you wanted. What were weapons made of? The handles were normally made of wood, and the type of wood depended on the type of weapon and the wood available.
Strings for bows were made of sinew. The wood was normally polished with resin and everything was held together with nails, rivets, and glue. Yes, Vikings had glue. And we could talk a long time about techniques used to make these and the different types of wood, but for our purposes, I want to focus on metal.
The Viking Age is smack-dab in the Iron Age. But…there was also some crucible steel. Believe it or not, iron is actually a soft and brittle metal on its own. Adding carbon gives it strength, making steel. But most European Middle Age steel had very little carbon and was full of impurities called slag.
This was because the forge fires were rarely hot enough to liquefy the iron. Iron swords of the day were very brittle compared to modern steel, and heavy use over time could cause them to even shatter or break like a stick. Some renowned for great strength were known to be able to snap swords over their knees.
But a few swords from this era, found in France, Normandy, Germany, and Scandinavian countries, were made of crucible steel, which is a high-carbon steel made by completely melting down the iron. Known to us as ulfberht swords, it is unknown who made them — whether they were traded from Asians or forged in Scandinavia or France.
But we do know some extremely wealthy Viking leaders had them during the time of HTTYD, and production of them stopped toward the end of the Viking Age.
Crucible steel would not be seen again in Europe for a thousand years. Crucible steel can withstand far more beatings than the slag-riddled iron of common iron swords, and when they do break, they tend to break cleanly rather than shattering.
Breaking a crucible steel sword over your knee would be a feat of super strength. Compared to your average European Middle Age sword, a crucible steel sword is a weapon of supreme quality. Gronckle Iron is crucible steel. A sword made of Gronckle Iron would be a sword fit for a king.
If your Viking OC associated with any Gronckles, any bladed weapons you give them will benefit in unbelievable ways if made with Gronckle Iron. And be sure to name your Gronckle Iron sword because it will be a legend among swords of its day.Day 2(*)*(*) Bible.
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