26 different types of Viking Swords were in common use from the 8th century & onward. Mainly defined by their hilt & pommel variations, as the blade types were quite similar averaging 94 cm in length & yet almost exclusively one-handed (Vikings tended to fight with a sword in one hand and an axe, buckler or other weapon in the other hand). In 1927, R. Wheeler distilled Petersen's 26 types down to 9, from I to IX, which paved the way for the Oakeshott Typology system for Medieval Swords.
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This image contains a side-by-side comparison between an authentic and reproduction of the Ulfberht sword. Produced by an unknown process for a two-hundred year period, these swords stood far superior in quality to others of the same era. As such, the mystery and prestige of these weapons inspires that held by the blades in the legends of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
Tessen were folding fans with outer spokes made of heavy plates of iron which were designed to look like normal, harmless folding fans or solid clubs shaped to look like a closed fan. Samurai could take these to places where swords or other overt weapons were not allowed, and some swordsmanship schools included training in the use of the tessen as a weapon. The tessen was also used for fending off arrows and darts, as a throwing weapon, and as an aid in swimming.