62139 - "Geir" Viking Defending with Spear and Shield

62139 - "Geir" Viking Defending with Spear and Shield
SKU: 62139

1/30 scale

Matte Finish

Single figure in box

The masculine name Geir is derived from Old Norse geirr, meaning “spear.” This viking takes a defensive posture but is thrusting forward with his spear; shield poised to ward off any counter attacks. Spears were generally used in this manner targeting the enemy’s chest, as even the best mail and padding would not be proof against a strong thrust with a spear. The throat and face (particularly the eyes, the weakest part of the skull) would likewise be lethal points of aim. Piercing the shoulder, while not fatal, could also incapacitate the opposing warrior. This superior weapon kept your enemy at bay, was cheap to make, and, maybe more importantly, made an untrained man reasonably dangerous very quickly.

Have a question about this item? Click here to ask
© 2013-2024 The Good Soldier LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Questions? Call us at 740-702-1803

W. Britain

20 E. Water Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740-702-1803

Follow Us

Facebook facebook icon


William Britain, W. Britain or simply Britain's, no matter what we are called our name is synonymous with toy soldiers. Since 1893 W. Britain has been producing toy soldiers and military miniatures with attention to detail, quality and authenticity. Each model figure is cast out of metal and hand painted to the highest possible standards. Our ranges include traditional toy style figures in 1/32 scale (54mm / 2.125" tall) and a large selection of realistic matte finished figures in 1/30 scale (58mm / 2.3125" tall). Most major time periods are covered from the eighteenth century up to the conflicts of the twentieth century. Whatever your interest, W. Britain has figures and accessories for your collection!

Stay Connected

© 2013-2024 W.Britain Model Figures. All Rights Reserved.