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Viking45
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Interesting Article

Post by Viking45 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:09 am

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Post by tequiza » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:52 pm

Great article on the Vikings Dave, thanks for posting it!
We have all 4 seasons of the Vikings on dvd, just waiting for #5 to come out on ebay.
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Post by gravknife » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:03 pm

Excellent read Dave

I love the Viking swords and some were very high quality folded steel and iron.
Have you read about the battle of Stamford bridge?
I love the part about the Viking beserker halting the Saxons advance.

Hope our TalkBlade Viking is doing well

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Post by Viking45 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:13 am

gravknife wrote:Have you read about the battle of Stamford bridge?
Yes Ian I have read several stories about that battle and England gave the Vikings a right proper shellacking.
300 ships came to the shore and only twenty some odd ships went back to Norway.
tequiza wrote:We have all 4 seasons of the Vikings on dvd
Pete I have not watched any of that series but would like to find it on ebay as you said.
My girlfriend brought home two DVD's a few weeks back, one was Valhalla Rising and a tv series called Barbarians.
A 4-part documentary about the Vikings, Goths, Mongols, and Huns and it was awesome, I watched it twice it was so good.
If you haven't seen Valhalla Rising it's a must see movie, very surreal and beautifully filmed in Scotland and I really like the main actor Mads Mikkelsen a Danish actor that also played the bad guy in Casino Royale (007).

Opening scene from Vahalla Rising- (brutality) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GIdDy-8tgg

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Post by tequiza » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:35 pm

Dave, you should be able to find seasons 1-4 on ebay, well worth watching! they kicked ass for over 350 years.
I have the DVD Barbarians rising and it is for sure one hell of an awesome movie! I don't have Valhalla rising yet, but i'll look for it next time I go to wallyworld.

Here's a set on ebay,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vikings-The-Com ... 2378302683
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Post by Viking45 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:18 pm

I just found out the mini series "Barbarians" actually had two parts- Season I (2004) Goths, Vikings, Mongols and Huns.
Season II (2007) featured the Vandals, Saxons, Franks and the Lombards.
I haven't seen the second season series yet but found them on YouTube

Season I-
The Goths- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcuVJUKZvx4
Vikings- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0pSpIzIqpk
Mongols- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ53WqklIo8
The Huns- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQYigCUcZjg

Season II-
Vandals- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgAZt65tjHo
Saxons- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuM4Auxml98
Franks- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-l6u-7I9X0
Lombards- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5teZY13KW2w

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Post by BruceS » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:41 pm

That hilt shown on the far right looks to have had something engraved in the center depression. Like maybe it is an Ulfberht which were exceptional swords.

Bruce

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