Rustic garb, mighty blades: objects the Vikings greatly appreciated

Rough and ready types who left their Scandinavian strongholds to tyrannize the coastal dwellers of Europe? Or a mighty ethnic group with a deeply rooted culture that used its knowledge of ship construction, trade, and writing to expand its sphere of influence to include Russia? Both are viewpoints are correct – and both facets are reflected in our large collection of garb and replica weapons from the Viking era.