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Sven P




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: viking splinted armor         Reply with quote

I wanted to do an viking and I stumbled across this interesting suit found in Scandinavia, any thoughts?
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The only evidence for Scandinavian armour attributed to the Viking period is mail. No splints, no lamellar. The Birka armour is khazar.
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Frank Anthony Cannarella




Location: Medford, Oregon
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I think this is my first posting. I've been a long time lurker, normally directed here from the armour archive or roman army talk.

Dan that is really interesting. I assume you're talking about the Birka lamellar being khazar but has there been any new thoughts on the splints from Valsgarde burial 8? Or are we only discussing Viking era? I used them as inspiration for my migration period kit but to be honest, I found that the original dimensions weren't even close to what I'd expect for the human forearm.

Populus stultus viris indignis honores saepe dat.
-Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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