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The Viking by mistercarrot The Viking by mistercarrot
Every year in Sloss Burgh (castle burgh) in Solingen Germany. The have a medieval market.
These are the best pictures i made this year. I hope you enjoy

There he is..bald and brave..The ancient Viking warrior!

(I hope i have the outfit right..if it's not a viking, but a kelt. please let me know)
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ChanelAllure Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Cool :D
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AvalPlaza Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
The axe is Germannic two-hand battleaxe, the viking version were one-hand only and a bit smaller and narrow on the blade.
The dagger seems to be of either Celtic or Persian origin, most likely Persian which is thumbs up.
The fur on the back for keeping warm during rests, his groomed beard and his clothing is very realistic,
he would be a post-1000 AD viking who is looking for his shield(!)

Still there is an aura of a Germannic Nobleman all over this picture.

I am sorry I cannot say anything about the picture quality, as I dont know anything about photography.
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Industriealptraume Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a sexy viking *-*
great pic :D
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Zorgulon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
GIVE ME DAT AXE!!!
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GRIME-GOA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
trade your arms and its a deal.
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Zorgulon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Hmmm...you drive a hard bargin...
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GRIME-GOA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Learn to draw with feet now toss them over slag
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Ioannhsmironenko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC!
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kzimonczyk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
OMG i dont even know what to say.

What THE HELL is that? LARP? Lord of the rings?
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
NAH...Just a german having fun.

Maybe not historicly corrent..But does it really matter...
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kzimonczyk Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
If this is an reenactment -yes it matter a lot.
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
That is true. I have to admit. The castle I was visiting had a mix of people that really do re-enactment. And people who enjoy the german scene of medieval re-enactment..and improvise a bit. Like me and my girlfriend. We also attend this yearly meeting in medieval clothing. But i'll be the first to admit it's not even close to realistic. We do it more because we feel it adds to our enjoyment of the day..and to the general atmosphere.

Part of the confusion is also my personal mistake. I wouldn't know if the person on the picture is really trying to inpersonate a viking. I liked it as a tittle for this picture. Not realising it would raise eyebrows of serieus re-enactors. On retrospective i better had called it "the barberian".
So my apologies for that.
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NoodleInAsgard Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Well eventhough it is not a REAL viking he is cute! And he has a Viking sword ;)
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xxcrckdsoulxx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
His face looks like a viking, very good looking! I don't have much information about his clothing though. I recently had a trip to the first viking town, in Sweden. They wore less things in there.. By the way this photo is amazing :heart:
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Aethling Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Celts went into battle starkers sometimes, they were rich in gold but not in chainmail.
He may be a Germanic nobleman or otherwise Saxon? The axe looks like it could be Norse, and their patterns were pretty similar to that of celtic art.
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Min-Damage Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
This guy is really awesome, and it's a great photo on your part. I don't really see the point in over-analyzing his costume. It's obvious he's dressed this way for fun and not historical accuracy. Besides, he simply took those Celtic weapons from a fallen foe. Hehe.
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SagitaMagica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow man this is really awesome...
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thank you. If i meet the guy again next summer i'll pass on the compliment.
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frysson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
oh is it in the summer , sweet its not so far off then , please tell me the dates :D
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Sorry voor de wat late reactie. Was ff niet in de buurt van de pc.

Volgende Mittelalter markt is op 26 & 27 juni.

Hier is een link naar de site. Onder veranstaltugen vind je de volledige agenda.
[link]
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Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As I know, his dagger is celtic. Belt pouch is not historicly correct as his gauntlets and bracers which are a fantasy invention :p
His axe has not an historic viking form, maybe more norman...
Finally, as TenguFencer said, only his sword is viking :p
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Thanks for the info. Intresting. So i starting to guess i better rename the picture to 'celtic warrior'? Or would that also be incorrect?
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Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think the best adapted title is "Fantasy warrior" or something like that.. :/
Otherwise, don't worry, there is a lot of pictures on deviantart named "Viking" which are everythings except viking... (For exemple, horned helmet has never exist.. it's a legend)
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Seriously??? I dind't know that. I would have made that same mistake then. How come you know so much about it? Are you part of a roleplay group?
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frysson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
and if you do these things you know more about it :D , heres a website where I buy
some of my things , anyway great picture man :)

[link]
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Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm no, roleplaying group practise a sort of fantasy reconstitution.. roleplay like Lord of the Ring in real life for exemple...
For me, I'm in an aspect more medieval and historic. So, I have studied viking history, what they wear, where and when... it's a more strict way because when we made a costume, we have to use some archeologics sources in the aim of making a costume historicly correct.
This is why I know these things about vikings cloths :p (And also, I'm interesting of celtic culture too :))

I hope you will understand my english, he's not very good in long description <<...
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frysson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
bonjour , excuser moi pour mon francais pour commencer , mais j'adore que ils y a des gents qui sont tellement comme moi , et qui aiment la connaissance de l'histoire et qui pratique des em reinactments ? et des chauses telles , je ne savais pas que les francais aussi fesaient des chauses pareilles , je suis flament entre autre :)
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Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, we have some reenactment, medieval party and other things like that in France, more than you can imagine :) And of course i'm a part of them !
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frysson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
great , after all there's a great deal of frankish blook in france I suppose , and thats germanic so I guess I could say

bij ödens wil, mogen je baard langer groeien ! ^^
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Your english is waaaaay better then my france, so mercy for the destricption.

I kinda thought you would be doing something like that. I didn't know how to call it, therefore the word roleplay. Although i agree it isn't a good one.

The events at the castle in germany we are visiting every year are organized by these people [link]
(the true Bergische knighthood; a german site) I guess they will be pretty accurate. A lot of visitors also dress medieval. How accurate they are..well that's another story. We also do it,,but i know we are4n't anywhere near beeing true to the original. More a nice mix :-)(Although my girlfriend does make a effort.)

But it are always fun days to join in. A shame that we don't really have those kinda groups near were we live.
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Noir-Azur Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We have the same thing in France, some festival (not really historic, but medieval and funny), a lot of people try to make a costume.. sometimes medieval, fantasy, totally historic.. or sometimes not. I'm not a sort of fanatic of the "true historic costume's way", but I'm trying to developp my knowledge about all of that.

I have already heard which there are a lot of medieval's festival in Germany, I regret that is far from where I live >< but one day I think I will come for some of these !
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TenguFencer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Well, it looks like he has a Celtic dagger and that design on his beltpouch looks vaguely Celtic, but, he has a Viking sword.

... he is a viking who killed a Celt and took those things, maybe?

Either way, nice pic.
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lightningFLA Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! that's cool
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mistercarrot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
:shocked: Ahmm...well you clearly know more about it then I do. He was posing for me at a medieval market this summer, and i have to admit, i didn't ask him what he was... *blushing*...

When i uploaded the pictures i needed a tittle..and well...*blushing even more*...for me he looked like a viking.

I think we should go with your explanation..Sounds logical to me. :-)
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frysson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
hey man , i'm a bit like the guy you took a picture of , only i'm not from germany lol I'm from frisia in the netherlands and flanders in belgium and I was wondering when is this festival :D ?
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