Frogmen Armory has come out with a Viking themed handguard that fits AR15 upper receivers with the company supplied barrel nut. The handguard itself is a full length (15 inches) handguard that is tubular in construction with a 12 o’clock Picatinny rail for user-mounted sights or accessories. At appropriate positions (3, 6, and 9 o’clock) are threaded holes to mount additional Picatinny, Keymod, or M-Lok rails that users may require on their handguards. However, these holes appear to blend in well with artwork depicting the Nordic mythology covering the entire rail system. The handguard comes in anodized black, red, and a sort of white or gray finish.
From the product description-
Introducing our 15″ Viking design, the Odin’s Hammer Rail.
Hardcoat and anodized in Black. Lightweight and easy to install.
Included 5.56 barrel nut and mounting accessories.
Proudly made in the USA.
I think the idea of incorporating Nordic mythology or really any similar artwork can serve two purposes. It is a novelty item for folks who might be really into that sort of thing, but it also serves as a spot to grip the handguard with due to the nature of the artwork. The handguard is currently on sale for $295 on the companies website.
The company is also working on a Frogman Precision Stock (FPS) which appears to be tailored to the restrictive state market in the United States. Similar to the Hera Arms Stock, it has an integral sling swivel and a monopod. But this stock adds a magazine well that fits standard STANAG magazines, in addition to a cheek rest.