VIKING TANGED ARROWHEAD C.850-1050 AD
Forged iron, 3 3/4” length, with straight cutting edges and deeply cusped bottom joining the cylindrical base and tapered tang. The point of particularly thin section which was characteristic of Viking arrows, as Vikings were surprise raiders. They preyed on common people who, if warned, would wear protective garments. Thus, this arrow was made for the classic Viking raid which started with the savage slaughter of anyone encountered, until the remaining victims ceased resisting and capitulated to their demands which included seizing anything of value and often, enslaving those fit for the market or their own use.