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In the Vikings TV show we often see warriors training with each others using real weapons. This can be seen both for vikings' and other kingdoms' warriors.
As far I know warriors used to train with wooden swords to avoid to injury themselves.
Is the tv show accurate?
Apr 1, 2018 at 15:37
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As someone who Trains HEMA, let me tell you weapons completly made out of wood are ligther and have a different ballance. So training with tem might give you a wrong feeling for the weapon, its weight and even reach. And yes we use also real weapons,blunt ones tough, but real enough. So training with real weapons even if Blunt ones, gives them a better feel and more strength for their weapon.
Apr 18, 2018 at 14:33
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