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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