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The Traditional Crafts Blog: building the world's most iconic viking ship, part 5

This post will mostly be pictures, some of the replica, some of the original Oseberg ship. The last post left a board steamed, bent fitted .

Diagram showing how the mast of a Viking ship is set into the 'keelson' and secured by the 'mast partner' The mast could be removed and stored horizontally, on the upright 'gaffs' and when the ship was sailed, the oar ports were closed to prevent water from leaking in.

Interesting page, showing how the mast of a viking ship is set into the…

How to Make a Model of a Viking Ship

How to Make a Model of a Viking Ship

Viking longship must have had some variety of sails. However, they must have favored the red and white stripes as so much history and art is the red and white sail, usually with a large black bird in the middle towards the top.

Viking longship must have had some variety of sails. However, they must have favored the red and white stripes as so much history and art is the red and white sail, usually with a large black bird in the middle towards the top.

Seems like a world I would love to see

A viking ship. "The ship sailed across the murky waters; destruction coming and lean, the boat whisked toward our way.' I gazed up at the ship and instantly knew that the monks could not find anything that could save us.

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