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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Sword
Axe
Hammer
Bow, sword and shield
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flagAustria
6%
75%
6%
12%
16
flagGermany
5%
67%
10%
13%
68
flagPoland
10%
63%
7%
18%
4088
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
62%
13%
15%
53
flagthe United States
22%
48%
10%
20%
50