Posted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 9:50 am Post subject: Pictures/photo/information on the atgeir
Let me preface this by stating that I'm not a historian nor do I practice Western/Historical martial arts. So please forgive me if I sound like an idiot. I've done a little reading on Dark Ages Scandinavia (Vikings) and more than once have come accross the mention of a weapon called an "atgeir" (at least that's how I think it is spelled). I can't find any visual representation of it though, just that it was some sort of proto-halberd or glaive.
Does anyone here have more information, perhaps an image they can post -- or at least point my feet down the right path?
The way I see it is that we can consider such things fictional additions by the "authors" or simply rare weapons that just plain didn't make it to today. I have no particular preference for either option and don't want to argue for either of them.
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