Shown below are several Viking-era sword hilts. Of the ones shown, which is your favorite style?
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Contest: Win a Viking Shield!
Win a Free Viking Shield!

We're giving away a free viking shield made by to one lucky member! This is the "model II" shield and is donated by the maker specifically for this contest.

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The shield is made of five planks of 1/2" plywood. The central boss is hammered out of 13-gauge steel. Both the boss and grip are riveted and nailed on just like they are on the originals. The rim is made of thick rawhide. It is 28" in diameter and weighs about 8 1/2 pounds. Please read our hands-on review for a complete description of the actual prize shield.

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Viking Shield specializes in Viking Age replicas. They sell swords by Albion Armorers, Armour Class, Paul Binns, Windlass Steelcrafts, and Paul Chen and have many styles of axes, spears, seax, helms, jewelry, and other related items.

They create hand-made shields available with many options and also do fully custom work to spec.

All items are in stock and ready to ship unless noted on the Web site.

  1. Ensure you're a registered member of

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  3. Vote in the voting poll
That's it! You're done!

You must be entered prior to Monday, December 4th, 2006. All participants will be entered into a drawing and the winning name will be randomly selected soon after the contest close. Shipping charges will then be calculated, and upon receipt of said shipping charges from the winner, the prize will be shipped!

Good luck to everyone!!

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This contest is sponsored by who has graciously donated the prize. Thanks goes out to them.

    Important rules and limitations:

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  2. You must be at least 18 years old or have parental consent to claim the prize
  3. If you are under 18 years old, you must Contact us upon entering
  4. moderators and affiliates of are not eligible to win
  5. The winner must agree to pay actual shipping charges for the prize
  6. The winner has one week to claim his prize until another winner is selected
  7. Only one entry per household is allowed

    Please read our detailed Rules and Limitations document for complete information and our disclaimer.


We're about two weeks into this contest with only one more week left!

Please support our contest sponsor's Web site by visiting and looking at their items. It looks like there are many things in stock and at cheaper prices than the manufacturers themselves.

I also can't help but notice this line: "If you find an item cheaper somewhere else please remember that haggling was quite common during the Viking Age".
The winner will be announced late tomorrow evening!

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Oh darn....I only just saw this today. Is it too late to vote?
Shamsi Modarai wrote:
Oh darn....I only just saw this today. Is it too late to vote?

It wasn't when you posted, but now it is. I've thrown your name into the contest and made you eligible as a winner, though!
The winner has been chosen. I'm now waiting to hear back from the person before the public announcement.

Figured I should tell you all so I can just string you all on a lil' bit longer. :cool: :D
The winner has been chosen. Check out our announcement! Thank you to all who have participated.

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