Gokstad Shield

  • The Handle of the Viking Age Shield from Trelleborg

    Apr 09, 2019· The handle measures 2.1 cm in width and c. 35 cm in length. Compared to other lines of evidence, the handle seems surprisingly short. Iconography, metal shield handle fittings as well as rare parallel finds where the wooden shield handle has been preserved – such as the shield finds from Gokstad (Norway) and Tira (Latvia) – indicate that handles were typically much longer in the Viking …

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  • Viking Shields on the Sides of Ships: Historical or Not ...

    Dec 02, 2018· The Viking shield was round and made of wood. In some later depictions, we can catch sight of the kite shields. But commonly, the archaeological artifacts we got were the round shields. The Viking shields from the excavation of Gokstad burial site The Viking shield had the bowl "boss" at …

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  • Vikings of Bjornstad - Bjornstad Shield Designs

    The shields on the Gokstad ship were painted black and yellow. A Viking-age shield recently found at Trelleborg was painted red and white, in accordance with the requirements of the old Norwegian law codes. The sagas suggest that carrying a red shield signaled hostile intent (e.g., Eiríks saga rauða chapter 11).” The finds at the Gokstad ...

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  • Authentic Viking Knights Fenrir Gokstad Shield Wooden ...

    Authentic Viking Knights Fenrir Gokstad Shield Wooden Round | Etsy Note: This is a handmade collectible and may contain slight imperfections which are unique to each piece.

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  • Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield - Medieval Depot

    Description:Shields were the most common means of defense for the Vikings. They were commonly used in shield walls, shield forts, and on Viking ships. Gokstad ships had places for shields to be hung on its railing and the Gokstad shields …

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  • Dissolving Myths: Vikings Did NOT Hide Behind Shield Walls ...

    Jan 19, 2021· The Gokstad shields are like the shield found at Trelleborg - relatively thin - and research has shown that they would easily split when struck with arrows, swords, and axes. This strengthens the theory that they were originally covered with animal skin: The skin shrinks a little when it dries out, something that increases the strength.

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  • Shields - National Museum of Denmark

    Viking shields The type of shield used by the Vikings can be traced back to the Iron Age. It consists of thin planking, which forms a circular shape. In the middle is a dome of iron to protect the shield bearer’s hand.

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  • Gokstad Ship: The Story of Norway's Most Famous Viking Ship

    Sep 21, 2020· Gokstad ship replica ‘Viking' at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago in 1893. However, any relevance of the name had been dismissed as simple folklore, because other Norwegian mounds bear the same name. Now on display at the Oslo Viking ship museum, the Gokstad ship is the largest preserved Viking ship in Norway.

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  • Viking Gokstad Wooden Shield - Weapon Masters

    Description. This typical Viking shield is Gokstad style and constructed of wood with an umbo in the center and the outer border being 18g steel. The center umbo is 14g steel. The wooden front has a glossy black finish creating a dramatic effect against the steel of the center and edges. Overall dimensions are 30 x 30 inches.

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  • Dissolving Myths: Vikings Did NOT Hide Behind Shield Walls ...

    Jan 20, 2021· The Gokstad shields are like the shield found at Trelleborg - relatively thin - and research has shown that they would easily split when struck with arrows, swords, and axes. This strengthens the theory that they were originally covered with animal skin: The skin shrinks a little when it dries out, something that increases the strength.

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  • Authentic Viking Gokstad Shield Wooden Round Functional ...

    Authentic Viking Gokstad Shield Wooden Round Functional Norse Leather Grip | eBay This is the real thing, not a sheet of cheap plywood or other material that would compromise authenticity or functionality. The wood is around 29mm thick depending on the cut and age of the tree it is selected from. Skip to main content

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  • Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield 1N3-IN2114 ...

    The Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield dates back to the days when Vikings rode the high seas. Shields were the primary method of protection on both land and sea, but the type used on Gokstad ships was unique. This style of shield contained holes on the rim allowing Viking crews to attach non-metallic rim protection.

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  • Hurstwic: Viking Shields

    The Norwegian Gulaþing and Frostaþing laws specify the construction of a shield. The shield should be made of wood with three iron bands and a handle fastened to the back side by iron nails. A later revision of the law says that the shield should be made of a double layer of boards (tvibyrðr), and the front should be painted red and white.

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  • How Strong were Viking Shields? Gokstad Replica reply to ...

    Thrand has his Gokstad Historical Viking shield replica finally completed he starts off with a historical test on this shield made from white pine 5mm center...

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  • Authentic Viking Gokstad Shield Wooden Round Functional ...

    Let me start by saying this is a functional shield, and an authentic reproduction made with materials naturally sourced and selected. Each Viking Gokstad shield reproduction is handmade and considered functional in relation to period …

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  • Viking Shields on the Sides of Ships: Historical or Not ...

    Dec 02, 2018· The Viking shield was round and made of wood. In some later depictions, we can catch sight of the kite shields. But commonly, the archaeological artifacts we got were the round shields. The Viking shields from the excavation of Gokstad burial site The Viking shield had the bowl "boss" at the center.

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  • Viking Gokstad Wooden Shield - Weapon Masters

    This typical Viking shield is Gokstad style and constructed of wood with an umbo in the center and the outer border being 18g steel. The center umbo is 14g steel. The wooden front has a glossy black finish creating a dramatic effect against the steel of the center and edges. Overall dimensions are 30 x 30 inches. Weight: 5.9

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  • Viking Norse Warfare Gokstad Wooden Shield

    This typical Viking shield is Gokstad style and constructed of wood with an umbo in the center and the outer border being 18g steel. The center umbo is 14g steel. The wooden front has a glossy black finish creating a dramatic effect against the steel of the center and edges. This massive shield is historically accurate measuring 30 x 30 inches.

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  • In Viking combat, how much damage was done using the shield?

    Taking the shield discovered in the Gokstad Ship Burial as a base line, we can determine certain characteristics of the Viking-Age Shield. First, the shield is large: over 35" (90cm) in diameter. Given the average height in 12thC Norway (just after the traditional end of the Viking Age) is around 5'6" (~165 cm), this shield size can potentially ...

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  • Gokstad ship - Wikipedia

    The Gokstad ship is clinker-built and constructed largely of oak. The ship was intended for warfare, trade, transportation of people and cargo. The ship is 23.80 metres (78.1 ft) long and 5.10 m (16.7 ft) wide. It is the largest in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. The ship was steered by a quarter rudder fastened to a large block of wood ...

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  • The story of the amazing Gokstad Viking ship - Norway Today

    Dec 01, 2020· The Gokstad ship, built around AD 890, is one of the finest and best-preserved Viking longships in the world. While it was buried underground, the thick blue clay which covered the ship prevented deterioration. However, the ship did go through a massive restoration process. It is currently displayed at the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdoy, located ...

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  • Who Was the Exceptionally Powerfully Built Viking Buried ...

    Jan 24, 2018· When the Gokstad ship was excavated, sixty-four shields were discovered (thirty-two on each side) and every second shield was painted in yellow and black. In the front part of the ship, there were discovered fragments of a white wool fabric with sewn red stripes that were probably parts of the sail.

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  • The 'Viking Shield' from Archaeology

    The large circular shield of the Vikings was part of a conservative tradition of manufacture. The best known intact examples from the Viking Age are those that lined the gunwales of the buried warship from Gokstad, Norway (Fig. 1) dated to c.905 AD (Bonde and Christensen 1993).

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  • The Gokstad ship - Museum of Cultural History

    Jul 07, 2016· The Gokstad ship could be sailed as well as rowed, and the ship was suited to voyages of discovery, trading and Viking raids. On each side of the ship there are 16 oar holes. Altogether the crew consisted of 34 men, including oarsmen, the helmsman and the lookout. There are no signs of thwarts. The oarsmen probably sat on chests, which could ...

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  • Viking Shield: Construction of the Round Shield Used by ...

    Gokstad shields did not have leather facing, but they might have been made for the burial, not for battle. In the center of a Viking shield there was a circular hole covered with a hollow iron boss. It was hemispherical and protected the hand. Usually, the shield boss had …

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