Descendants from a legendary line of warriors, the Varangian Guard was formed after a group of Viking mercenaries made a major contribution to the Byzantine Emperor Basil II's victory over rebel forces in 988 AD. 1. Aside from combat, one of the main utility tools of the Roman army was the axe. The axe was a fundamental sidearm of both, foot and horseback Roman Byzantine soldiers. The axe was a fundamental sidearm of the Roman Byzantine soldiers - both on foot and on horseback. Stainless Steel Varangian Guard Kit (SCA Armor) $2,300.00 Price. trinityarmoryupdates@gmail.com. Plant locations and other distribution . In the ancient world, the axe was a feared and effective combat weapon. This is an insightful look of one of the legendary guard units of the medieval world, complete with a dazzling array of artwork plates showing the Varangian Guard in an array of settings from court ceremonies to the battlefield. Add to Cart. Just before the time of the beginning of the Varangian Guard [] there were several military manuals written in Byzantium [].Some of them list the pieces of armour worn by the different classes of infantry and cavalry soldiers. -------------->, 23580 E Colonial Dr Bithlo FL United States 32828, The Balance of Price, Protection, And Style. Commonly referred to as 'foreigners' (Etaireia), they were nonetheless absorbed into a new Palatine regiment under command of an officer termed the Akolouthos, who was either a Norsemen or a Rus (Norsemen colonizers of Russia). Quick View. This is a set of TWO socketed iron javelin spearheads meant to be mounted on a pole and used as throwing javelin spears from the back of a cavalry horse by a mounted soldier. The Varangians wore mixtures of their native clothing and armor together with a splendid formal Byzantine uniform. The fearless and highly feared Varangian Guard of the Roman Byzantine military were made famous on that weapon, alone. Scale Armor, Squamata. The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies. The lamellar armor is made of stainless 1mm thick steel and consists of: 2 shoulder plates, 2 lamellar spaulders, front and chest upper plates, body and back lamellar segments and 4 tassets. Price $670.00. LARGE ANCIENT ARMOR-PIERCING FIGHTING AXE OF THE VARANGIAN GUARD ROMAN BYZANTINE ARMY *R265. In the Byzantine Roman ancient world, there was one fighting force that relied on the axe as a primary weapon - the fearless and highly feared Varangian Guard of the Roman Byzantine military. In the Byzantine Roman ancient world, there was one fighting force that relied on the axe as a primary weapon - the fearless and highly feared Varangian Guard of the Roman Byzantine military. The fearless and highly feared Varangian Guard of the Roman Byzantine military were made famous on that weapon, alone. This is an EXTREMELY RARE MATCHED pair of exceptionally well-preserved shouldered cavalry iron armor-piercing lance spearheads carried and used by a Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire cavalry soldier, against heavily armored enemies. Quantity. Available in: stainless, brown natural suede, dark blue natural suede, black natural suede, red natural suede, burgundy natural suede, green natural suede, red, dark blue, black Founder of the Water is Life Program Armour in Byzantium in the early years of the Varangian Guard, with special reference to limb defenses. This spectacular set includes BOTH types! This is a RARE set of THREE ancient iron horseshoes and SIX associated iron nails, that were originally found with numerous other military horse gear on a site that was a former ancient Roman Byzantine cavalry camp. These 5,000 men were then retained as Basil's personal guard and would provide loyal service to many successive occupants of the imperial throne. This is a rare, exceptionally well-preserved battle iron war shaft axe from the early Ottoman Empire, during the last days of, or early after the end of the Roman Byzantine Empire. Damascus Bearded Axe. With the majority of Roman soldiers fighting on horseback at this time, it is likely this was a cavalry war axe... 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