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Viking Weapon

Postby Fuhrmann on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:37 pm

Hey guys! My friend is in the middle of getting his Viking kit together, And he is looking for somewhere to purchase a weapon for his Kit. I think he is looking for an axe preferable. Oh and also he lives in the UK so if you know of anything over there that might be easyer for him! Cheers guys!
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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby Stephen Curtin on Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:53 pm

You could try Paul Binns at http://www.paul-binns-swords.co.uk/Axes.htm I've never bought anything from him personally but I've heard good things and his work looks good to me.
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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby barry on Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:29 am

Hi all
Battlepope tell your friend to only buy his axe from one of these two suppliers:

http://www.paul-binns-swords.co.uk/Axes.htm as Stephen say. he is the best hands down but has a waiting list.

http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/homepage.htm tell him to ask for Mike Heywood.
also what society is your friend in that will make a difference to who he can buy it from.
all the best
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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby Matt on Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:02 pm

For a Sword or seaxe he could try Bob Davies at http://www.vikingswords.net/ highly recommend his work, Bob made a sword for me 3 years ago, and the quality has stood the test of heavy usage, very rare to find a burr on the blade. 8-)
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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby the_power on Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:10 pm

Bob does some very pretty and very light combat axes.

I've got a set of three mammon axes that geoffrey@pieters.fsworld.co.uk made me. Really beautiful pieces, made like the mammen axes. One came sharpened, so I could use it as a camp axe. I've no idea if he'll do combat-safe ones, but I'm sure it's possible.

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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby Seathrun on Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:57 am

Dido on Binns Armour Class and Bob Davies. My group has stuff from all of them. We love the durability and the warranty.
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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby the_power on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:53 am

I'd meant to ask - if he's fighting, I'd suggest leave off getting an axe for a while. They are really tricky. A double handed spear, or a sword would be better.

If he's interested, I've got a spare viking sword I don't need. It's nice, seen a little action, but looks well. It comes with a gorgeous though plain early norman scabbard (I'd got it for hastings, but the sword works for 800-1100 (or maybe 1200, if you were also doing norse-scots).

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Re: Viking Weapon

Postby Fuhrmann on Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:32 pm

Cheers for the links and info guys! :D Yeah John, he decided to go with the a spear for the time being. I'll give him a shout and see if he might be interested in that sword! If he is sure, I'll give you a pm or somthing :D Thanks again guys.

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