ABOUT THE HILT
WHO WE ARE
Since the Vikings first settled in York in 855, their culture and pastimes remain woven into the city’s rich heritage. There’s no doubt, Vikings have a sordid history, and while some people may regard them as rebels or outlaws, we believe there’s much more to the Viking story.
Vikings were explorers. Their hunger for discovery was insatiable, reaching as far as the rivers of Russia, across the Atlantic, even to North America five centuries before Christopher Columbus. There’s an undeniable sense of empowerment—charting new courses and challenging what’s possible.
At The Hilt, we believe fearlessness is fun, and nothing is more fun (or honestly satisfying) than hurling an axe through the air and sinking it into a wooden target less than 4 meters away. We want to thrill and excite, but most of all, we want to bring people together to celebrate discovery, belonging and adventure!
"OFTEN TIMES IT IS NOT NUMBERS THAT WINS THE VICTORY, BUT THOSE WHO FARE FORWARD WITH THE MOST VIGOR."
(ALTHOUGH THE POINTS DO KIND OF MATTER)
"Ber er hver að baki nema sér bróður eigi".
One's back is vulnerable, unless one has a brother.
As founders of The Hilt, we feel incredibly fortunate to call York home. Whether you're a local or just raiding, this city has a way of captivating everyone.
The Hilt is about pushing boundaries, seeking adventure and being together. Sharpen your axes. We're thrilled to share this experience with you.
Alex & Josh
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