Viking Shield Gadsden Flag…? – The Mag Life


There’s a Norse dragon on it instead of a rattlesnake, and it’s painted on a Viking shield instead of a banner or a morale patch, but that’s the Gadsden Flag alright. It’s the new Gadsden Flag shirt from Anachrobellum: Til Valhalla III: Don’t Tread on Me. 

Viking style Gadsden Flag

All Anachrobellum (a play on “anachronism” and the Latin word for war) designs involve a mixture of ancient and modern weapons and equipment.

As you can probably tell from the name, they have more than one Viking-themed design available. 

In addition to “typical” Viking fare like a bearded ax, helmet, and chainmail armor, the Norseman in the image is also equipped with a variety of implements that will no doubt be familiar to Mag Life readers. Not least among those is his SBR, which, it should be noted, sports such accessories as: 

a PMAG (of somewhat indeterminate FDE/coyote tan color

a Magpul Ranger Plate (it’s difficult to tell which one)

elements of what appears to be a MOE Mid-Length Furniture Kit

some model of Streamlight

a red dot sight

an RDS magnifier in one of his mag pouches

some sort of silencer 

Similar accouterments adorn his helmet and ear pro, the mag pouches of his load-bearing gear (LBE), and presumably whatever sort of pack he’s wearing. 

Those juxtapositions make sense when you consider the name. The term Anachrobellum ( is apparently a combination (of sorts) of anachronism and the Latin word Bellum: war. Anachrobellum’ss 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

Gadsden flag shirt - American Viking

It’s hard to tell from this angle, but that lindwyrm. or perhaps representation of “Jörmungandr”, takes the place of a rattlesnake on this distinctly Nordic version of the Gadsden Flag from Anachrobellum.

Brock Trautman is the senior news anchor for The Mag Life, the official publication of GunMag Warehouse. He’s also a cartoon, so…don’t get butt-hurt about anything he says. He’s not making subjective judgments on things, or reviewing anything – he’s just passing along the news.

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