Yes, you're looking at a real Viking sword here — and it's over 1000 years old. This is just part of a new archeological discovery, the 16-foot tomb of a Viking warrior who came to Scotland and never went home again. The high-status warrior was buried with his boat and all his gear.

Check out some cool images of Viking weaponry and Norse coolness below.


In the image above, that's Dr. Hannah Cobb from the University of Manchester looking at the Viking sword, which Manchester U discovered along with consulting firm CFA Archeology. Cobb told Associated Press:

A Viking boat burial is an incredible discovery, but in addition to that the artifacts and preservation make this one of the most important Norse graves ever excavated in Britain.

Images via Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images.

Helena Gray from CFA Archaeology Ltd holds a viking axe head .

Dr. Cobb holds a bronze ring pin.

Dr. Cobb smiles at an intact Viking tooth.

Helena Gray from CFA Archeology holds up a Viking axe head.

The viking warrior was buried with an axe, a sword with decorated hilt, a spear, shield boss and bronze ring pin.

The bronze ring pin.

Helena Gray from CFA Archeology holds up a Viking axe head.