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Viking Axe Classic Riker Box Specimen

Viking Axe Classic Riker Box Specimen

More than 1200 years ago the Vikings left the fjords of modern Scandinavia and set out sea. Today, nearly every country in Europe has a story to tell of the Viking expansion, and the complex history of their many societies is slowly being rediscovered.

This specimen is a fragment of a Viking axe head dating to 900 CE. The axe head was restored in the 1960s using the techniques of the time, which tended to focus on the beauty of the finished object as opposed to stabilizing and preserving the material.

Please Note: The Classic Riker Box Specimens are all unique as we crafted each one here from the original material salvaged from the axes. You should still use caution when handling these specimens. Edges can be sharp and the material may flake.

Records of these adventures and Norse society were often kept in literary form known as a Saga. When we hear the word saga today, we often think of the "Prose Edda" which contains many of the mythological stories we associate with the notion of the Vikings. However, the saga was really more of a broad term used to describe nearly any narrative.

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