In 1905 at a farm in Oseberg, a set of valuable and beautiful historical relics was discovered in the tomb of a Viking woman. Before the excavation of the Oseberg ship, another Viking ship was found in Gokstad, in the south of Oslo in 1880. They were confirmed to have been built in 890-900. Mr. Hong built this Viking ship by combining the characteristics of both Oseberg and Gokstad ships. However, he added some designs not found in the ancient Viking ships. Mr. Hong created his Viking ship with diligent anthropological research and artistic creativity. There were animal totems at the head of ancient Viking ships, indicating a high standard of craftsmanship. However, these totems were cut off abruptly at the tail. In the Viking ship made by Mr. Hong, there is a smooth finish-off.
The uniqueness of Viking warships lies on their outside plates. Keels and frames were assembled first. Outside plates were constructed from the first one on the bottom. After the deployment of the first row, the second row was stacked up, like tiles on the roof.
The masts were very pragmatic, with a release bar that can be pulled open. Masts can be installed or removed by controlling the socket.
The rudders were also different from others. They were fastened with ropes so that rudders could be lifted or lowered easily. A pulley was installed in the middle, allowing the helmsman to control directions. Mr. Hong’s model ship faithfully represents the wisdom of the Viking people.
There were animal totems at the head of Oseberg ship, indicating a high standard of craftsmanship. However, these totems were cut off abruptly at the tail. In the Viking ship made by Mr. Hong, there is a smooth finish-off.