Yelmos escandinavos del siglo X

En este artículo, echaremos un vistazo a las evidencias de yelmos usados en Escandinavia durante el siglo X. Imágenes de réplicas modernas también serán mostradas. Yelmos de antifaz: Gnëzdovo Gjermundbu Tjele Kyiv Yelmos Nasales: Middleton Prague Tipo desconocido: Lokrume Birka Yelmos rusos en Escandinavia: Birka Conclusión Bibliografía Yelmos de Antifaz Gnëzdovo Objeto, contexto Una cabeza […]

Théories sur l’Armure Matelassée chez les Vikings

À la demande de plusieurs personnes du milieu de la reconstitution historique qui sont intéressés par la guerre au début du Moyen-Âge, mes collègues Roman Král, Jan Zajíc, Jan Bělina, et autre ainsi que moi-même avons décidé d’écrire un article qui offrirait une vision d’ensemble sur l’utilisation de l’armure matelassée et de tissus au début […]

Le casque de Gjermundbu

Le 30 mars 1943, Universitetets Oldsaksamling à Olso fut avisé qu’un fermier, nommé Lars Gjermundbo, à trouvé et creusé un énorme tumulus sur sa terre près de la ferme de Gjermundbu, dans le conté de Buskerud au sud de la Norvège. L’endroit fut examiné par des archéologues (Marstrander et Blindheim) le mois suivant et les […]

Les armures lamellaires de l’Époque Viking

Cet article est une traduction de mon article en tchèque “Lamelové zbroje ze Snäckgärde?”. Cet article eut une bonne réception et fut traduit en espagnol (“Armadura lamellar en la Escandinavia vikinga“), allemand (“Lamellenrüstungen der Wikingerzeit“), polonais (“Pancerze lamelkowe w Skandynawii“), hongrois (“Lamellás vértek Skandináviában“), russe (“Ламеллярные доспехи эпохи викингов“), italien (“Armature Lamellari di epoca vichinga in […]

Les origines du « Vegvisír »

Après avoir publié un très populaire article à propos des origines du Kolovrat, on m’a demandé d’écrire un article similaire sur un symbol connu sous le nom de « Vegvisír » (littéralement « qui pointe le chemin », « orienteur ») au sein des adeptes de mythologie nordique. Dans ce cas-ci, la situation est beaucoup plus simple en comparaison avec d’autres […]

Origins of the “vegvísir” symbol

After publishing the very successful article regarding origins of the “kolovrat” symbol, I was requested to write a similar article about a symbol, which came to be known as “vegvísir” (literally “The pointer of the way”, “Wayfinder”) among those interested in Norse mythology. In this case, the situation is much simpler in comparison to other […]

Lamellás vértek Skandináviában

Fordította Füle Dénes. A lamellás vértezet kérdése nagyon gyakori a szakértők és a hagyományőrzők körében is. Személy szerint gyakran találkoztam ezzel a problémával, ezért összegyűjtöttem néhány irodalmi anyagot. Kutatásaim rekonstruálatlan leletekhez vezettek,a gotlandi Snäckgärde-ből, ami nem messze helyezkedik Visby-től. Ezek a leletek nem maradtak fent, de a lelkészként praktizáló Nils Johan Ekdahlnak (1799–1870) hála a […]

Viking Age crampons

For my entire reenactment career, I have encountered the problem of slippery shoe soles. Some reenactors solve the problem with rubber soles or metal hobnails, but these are not period solutions. Leather soles are extremely slippery on the wet or frozen surfaces, especially when they are a bit used and scuffed, which means the problem has […]

Theories on Norse Padded Armour

Translated by Greg Rice from the Czech original. At the request of many reenactors, who are interested in early medieval warfare, my colleagues Roman Král, Jan Zajíc, Jan Bělina, et al. and I decided to write an article that would provide a comprehensive commentary on the use of padding under armor and fabric armor in […]

The Early Medieval Forum, Slovakia

The Early Medieval Forum / Fórum včasného stredoveku (FVS) will take place on February 3, 2017 in Archaeological Museum of the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava, Slovak republic. The project is organised by Marobud reenactment group from the Czech Republic and Svjatogor from the Slovak Republic. For a longer period of time I and some of […]

The helmet from Lokrume, Gotland

Since I am deeply interested in Viking Age helmets, I realized there is no comprehensive article about the helmet from Lokrume. That’s why I decided to translate my Czech article, “Přilba z Lokrume“. I believe this might help to reenactors looking for new kind of helmet evidence. The first information about the fragment from Lokrume, […]

The interview for Hella the Viking blog

Recently, I have been offered the chance to answer several questions asked by Marta París Boix (alias Marþa Skogsdottir) from Spanish projects Clan Hávamál and Hella, the Viking blog. When she was making her interview with Maxim Makarov, Marta found the interview I made with him, she contacted me and offered me an interview. The original version in […]

Petersen Type O sword replica

Bringing a thousand years old sword to life In this article, I would like to present the work of my friend and colleague, craftsman Jan Zbránek from Marobud group. With my cooperation, he made an excellent blunt version of the Petersen type O sword from Dukstad (B 1103).   The start The whole project started […]

Interview with Rolf F. Warming

A few notes on Viking Age Shields Rolf Fabricius Warming is Danish archaeologist, whose studies have preeminently been on the subject of combat and conflict in the past, ranging from Mesolithic violence to organized state formation in the early modern period. He holds an MA degree in Maritime Archaeology and is currently finalizing his dissertation project […]

Two-handed axes

Introduction For all my reenactment career (ca. 10 years), I encounter so-called Dane axes, two-handed axes used in second lines on the battlefields. These weapons are very popular and terrifying and the same time. What the most problematic part of fighting with this kind of weapon is the fact that modern warriors tend to implement […]

Lamellar Armours of the Viking Age

This article is a translation of my Czech article Lamelové zbroje ze Snäckgärde?. The article was well accepted and was later translated to Spanish (“Armadura lamellar en la Escandinavia vikinga), German (Lamellenrüstungen der Wikingerzeit), Polish (Pancerze lamelkowe w Skandynawii), Hungarian (Lamellás vértek Skandináviában), Russian (Ламеллярные доспехи эпохи викингов), Italian (Armature Lamellari di epoca vichinga in […]

The sword from Sarskoe Gorodishche

ANALYSIS Sarskoe Gorodishche (Hillfort on the bank of the Sara River) is one of the few settlements on the territory of ancient Russia, where a large amount of Scandinavian material culture occured. Both quality and quantity bears witness of not only trade contacts, but also of direct Scandinavian presence on the site. The most representative collection of Scandinavian objects […]

Scabbard Chapes From Viking Age Norway

I would like to present my catalogue of scabbard chapes used in Viking Age Norway. The catalogue is based on Grieg’s, Paulsen’s and Androshchuk’s lists and an unpublished detector find. The catalogue is not complete and is supplemeted by a map, a graph and tables. Please, let me know if you find what I missed. Thank you. […]

Typology of Fire Strikers From the Viking Age Norway

I would like to present my typology of fire strikers used in Viking Age Norway, more particulary 700-1000 AD. This typology is based on Jan Petersen’s works and it is not complete. I am sure there are many other finds that are not included. Please, let me know if you find what I missed. Thank you. The typology can […]