You won’t need to be a student of the Hávamál, nor a constitutional scholar, to appreciate the latest Anachrobellum design: but it might help. The newest in their line of Norse shirts is a Gadsden (as in the flag) berserkr. The design itself is Til Valhalla III, Don’t Tread On Me. And while the Norseman’s shield bears the World Serpent upon it instead of a rattlesnake, but the symbolism is pretty clear.
In addition to his (presumably ballistic) shield, the Viking is armed with a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) and a lineup of suitably anachronistic accessories. Among those:
Similar accouterments mostly likely adorn his helmet and ear pro, his loadbearing gear, and assault pack. There’s also the obligatory fighting ax (bearded, not lever action).
Those juxtapositions make sense when you consider the name. The name of the designers, Anachrobellum, is an amalgam (-ish) of anachronism and the Latin word for war: Bellum. Anachrobellum’s designs typically focus on a mish-mash (kitbash?) of gear from historical warrior archetypes and modern special operations personnel. You can follow them on Insta, @anachrobellum. They’re online at www.anachrobellum.com.
This particular shirt can be found online here.
Vápnum sínum…skal-a maðr velli á…feti ganga framar…
“From his weapons on the open road, no man should step one pace away…”
That’s sound advice from the old days and old ways!