Viking Knarr Dusek Ship Kits
A knarr is a type of Norse merchant ship used by the Vikings. The knarr was constructed using the same clinker-built method as longships, karves, and faerings. Knarr is the Old Norse term for a type of ship built for long sea voyages and used during the Viking expansion. The knarr was a cargo ship; the hull was wider, deeper and shorter than a longship, and could take more cargo and be operated by smaller crews. They were built with a length of about 16 m (54 ft), a beam of 5 m (15 ft), and a hull capable of carrying up to 24 tons.
It was primarily used to transport trading goods like walrus ivory, wool, timber, wheat, furs and pelts, armor, slaves, honey, and weapons. It was also used to supply food, drink, weapons and armor to warriors and traders along their journeys across the Baltic, the Mediterranean and other seas. Knerrir (plural for Knarr) routinely crossed the North Atlantic carrying livestock such as sheep and horses, and stores to Norse settlements in Iceland, Greenland and Vinland as well as trading goods to trading posts in the British Isles, Continental Europe and possibly the Middle East. They may have been used in colonizing, although a similar small cargo vessel is another possibility.
Only one well-preserved knarr has been found, discovered in a shallow channel in Roskilde Fjord in Denmark in 1962. Known as Skuldelev 1, it was placed among two warships, a Baltic trader, and a ferryboat. Archaeologists believe that the ships were placed there to block the channel against enemy raiders. Today all five ships, known as the Skuldelev ships, are exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
The Viking Knarr from Dusek Ship Kits
This model represents the similar Knarr which was found near the village of Skuldelev at Denmark and which is known as Skuldelev 1. The original was built in Norway between years 1030 and 1050 mainly from oak and pine. Length of the ship was about 16.3m and displacement about 24 tones. The kit contains laser cut wood pieces, sails, planking and all fittings needed to complete the kit.
Does not come with tools, paint, glue, display stand or pedestals.
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Dusek Ship Models
Length 17.3″ Scale 1/35″