Heh. Those look like pretty much more used nowadays, or what is left from them. That shield is shattered in many pieces, only the leather edging keeps it somehow in shape. Drums head is peeled of. One seax needs repairing and another is in the bottom of the river and so on
wow, quite the history! only thing that comes near this is my hand sewed dress that i wore only once in a storm where 2 people died and when i wanted to wear it on the next festival and had to dry it by the fire it fell in and half burned. so this needs repairing aswell. but other than that my things are all either quite new or still intact - very boring. i guess i should really start to train close combat - much more interesting things seem to happen than if you just sit in your camp quietly, like a nice washerwoman, and sew
"Lo There do I see my Father Lo there do I see my Mother and my sister's and brothers Lo there do I I see the line of my people Back to the beginning Lo, they do call to me They bid me take my place among them In the halls of Valhalla Where the Brave May Live Forever." -- Bonus points if you know where this comes from!
hmm.. now this is hard question, as there surely is not many good historic films on hand. One pretty good "viking movie" is Stara Basn, it is polish movie, not 100% historical, but much better than any hollywood shit I think.
Then there is one russian "Alexandr Nevsky. Fight on Neva" movie from 2008. That movie is bit later than viking, its 13th century. Movie looks good. Costumes and props of that movie are well made, but that is all good in it. The story is just horrible russian patriotism. And as finn I dont found it really fascinating when it's fighting against swedish, and if you know history, the finland was part of sweden back then also. so it is against finns too...
From finland there is mini serie called "rauta aika" "age of iron" its bit weird filming of kalevala. The costumes are mainly all but real iron age, and as I said it is really weird movie at sometimes, but I think that it is still pretty cool serie. It has good atmosphere.
Icelandic Hrafninn Flygur was pretty good also. Its viking age. Costumes and stuff are not best ones, but the story is good. There is two more movies of the same serie, but I have not seen them.
No more "good" early medieval movies come to my mind. There really is not many of them.