Anglo-Saxon warband – life as a warfare state

Fifth and sixth century swords 

Left: Sixth Century Broadsword

        With metal and horn

                                                Fittings and wooden grip                

            Right: Fifth Century Spatha with

                                                          Horn guards and leather

                                                              Covered wooden grip

Recreation of Sutton hoo helmet        


Helm from krefeld-gellup in germany



Anglo-saxon helms



          Late Roman ‘Calvary’ ridge                                                     Late Roman ‘Infantry’                                                            Scandinavian Ridge Helmet

             Helmet, Fourth-Fifth Century                                                  Helmet, Fourth-Fifth Century                                                  (Valsgärde type), Sixth-Seventh




All images borrowed from anglo-saxon warfare/Angelcynn

reconstructions by ivor lawton