Men carried swords
The man’s most valued possession was his sword. It became the most important weapon and was the faithful companion to men throughout the Bronze Age. The sword was not only a weapon in battle; it was a token of high rank. The spear and the lance were also important weapons, but they did not signify status in the same way as the sword. Many Bronze Age swords have been found in Denmark. Swords were placed as gifts in rich men’s graves and a sword could also be used as an offering to the divine powers, which inhabited the lakes and bogs.