Viking Swords: Weapons were not just for battle, but also symbols of their owners' status and wealth. The peasant levy (fyrd) could not afford swords. Spears and axes were predominate; swords were reserved for thegns and higher social classes.
A gown based on a find from Uvdal, Norway This is different, wonder at the gathering in the chest area. Due to how they used all of the fabric in a conservative manner, all those folds seem extravagant. Just my two pence.