What was the typical weapon of a Viking?

Sword
Axe
Hammer
Bow, sword and shield
The most popular Vikings' weapons were axes, not because of greater efficiency, but due to higher availability. Only a few could afford swords, which were very expensive - much harder to forge and required much better iron. As to hammers, they weren't used in Scandinavia almost at all.
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Answers by country

Sword
Axe
Hammer
Bow, sword and shield
answers
flagAustria
5%
73%
5%
15%
19
flagGermany
5%
67%
11%
13%
80
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
66%
11%
14%
63
flagCanada
0%
66%
25%
8%
12
flagPoland
10%
63%
7%
18%
4413
flagthe United States
20%
51%
9%
18%
54