The Vikings were Norse or Scandinavain people that were famous for being pirates, explorers, and merchants who raided and colonized areas in Europe. Norsemen used their longships or Viking ships to travel as far east as Constantinople to as far west as Iceland. This period of Viking exploration is known as the Viking Age. By the end of the Viking age the word viking refers to pirates and robbers operating by sea. Viking weapons and armour indicated a Norsemans social status. A wealthy Viking would own a Viking helmet, Viking shield, chainmail shirt and a coat made from animal skin or reindeer hides. A poorer Viking would only own a single weapons and a shield. The Viking shield and spear were the basic armaments of a Viking warrior. Vikings would have a knife known as a seax, and might carry a bow or a Viking axe. Medieval Collectables has the typical Viking armament such as the Viking helms, shields, daggers, axes, spears and jewelry. All our Viking weapons and armour are historically accurate and many are fully functional.