The Ulfheðinn Lið

Ulfheðinn the Shieldwall at Corfe Castle 2012

Ulfheðinn the Shieldwall at Corfe Castle 2012

 

 

 

Ulfheðinn are part of the largest early medieval re-enactment society The Vikings. We portray a late 9th to early 10th century Viking mercenary band. We provide both combat oriented reenactment and living history with attention paid to being as authentic as possible.

The Warriors

The Ufhedinn Sheld Wall at Corfe

The Ufheðinn Sheild Wall at Corfe

 

We field an authentic Viking shieldwall using real steel weapons such as swords, axes, spears. bow and arrows and javelins The fights are unscripted and we try to provide as realistic an impression of Viking age fighting as possible. When not fighting the warriors will be happy to talk to you about the weapons and the intricacies of single and shieldwall combat. We also have a small shirt of chain mail suitable for children to try on and see what it was really like for a Viking warrior. At most shows we have the terrifying (for the warriors) kiddie vike where the children of audience can come and fight hand to hand with the warriors.

 

 

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Falki spearman and archer

Svein Vargrson swordsman and hersir

Svein Vargrson swordsman and hersir

The Shield Wall in Action

The Shield Wall in Action

The Encampment

Falki making his nets

Falki making his nets

 

We also provide a vibrant living history encampment of two to three tents where you can see authentic period crafts being practiced such as chain mail making, net making, spoon carving, needle making, leather work and metal casting. We cook our meals on open fires and set out a table of authentic foods. Our members will be happy discuss the ins and outs of the various skills they demonstrate. We are always on the lookout for slaves. If a member of your family is surplus to requirements we will be happy to take them off your hands at very competitive rates.

 

 

Fire lighting kit including kindling, flint, steel and two types of fungus for tinder

An authentic fire lighting kit including kindling, flint, steel and two types of fungus for tinder

Garper making a fire using flint and steel

Garper making a fire using flint and steel

 

Freya formerly Elswyth a good Saxon girl who married Josur a warrior of the felag

Freya formerly Elswyth a good Saxon girl who married Josur a warrior of the felag

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