Living History Equipment

We're always adding to our Living History Range, if you don't see what you're looking for here get in touch.

Whilst most of these items are usually in stock, others are made to order.

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Antler Hammer

Antler hammers used for more delicate work where it was important not to damage the piece, like working soft metals cold (e.g. Copper Alloy) or even for leather tooling.

Supplied with an Ash handle.

£20

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Bone Needles, Generic

Bone needles are relatively common finds from the Viking Age and whilst they no doubt had a range of  applications, re-enactors most commonly use them for Naalbinding.

Approximate lengths:

Small: 5-6cm, Medium 7-8cm, Large 9-10cm

£5/£8/£10

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Chopping Board, Hedeby

Made of oak and based on a find from the Viking Age Market Town of Hedeby.

Knife not included

£12.50

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Toy Seaxes

Made to the same proportions as original Viking Age blades, these toy Seaxes have tanged oak blades and grips made from a variety of British Hardwoods  

£20

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Small Frame Saw

Fine saws rarely survive in archaeology, but their use in the Viking Age can be reasonably assumed from fine saw cuts on objects like Antler Combs.

This speculative reconstruction is consists of and oak frame and modern bandsaw blade.

£40

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Chopping Board A, Gokstad

Based on a chopping board from the Gokstad Ship Burial in Norway, these boards are shorter than the originals for ease of use and transport.

Available in Oak or Beech

£17.50

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Wooden Spatula, York

Made from Oak and based on surviving examples from the Coppergate Excavations, there are two variants to choose from: wide & narrow

£5 each

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Living History Sharps

The knives are reshaped Stainless Steel kitchen or craft knives based on a variety of Viking Age Finds from the British Isles, with handles in a range of British Hardwoods.

The sheathes are based on examples from York and Dublin, actual size & proportions vary as they are made to fit each knife individually.

Sold to Over 18s Only. Photo ID Required

From £65

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Bone Stylus, Sigtuna

Based on a bone Stylus from Sigtuna in Sweden,  this reproduction is decorated with Ring & Dot motifs and has a zoomorphic head.

£30

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Chopping Board B, Gokstad

Based on a chopping board from the Gokstad Ship Burial in Norway, these boards are shorter than the originals for ease of use and transport.

Available in Oak or Beech

£17.50

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Slate & Sandstone Hones

We have a range of smooth hones made from Sanstone and Slate from the Irish Sea zone, based on examples from Viking Age Burials.

£10-17.50

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Pin Beaters

Pin Beaters were used to push weft threads up into the weave on an upright loom, but there are also useful in tablet weaving.

£10-15