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Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:04 pm
by Mellony
This is one of the best vids of smithin' ive seen in a long time, shows everything from forging the pattern / softer core, adding harder folded edge, all the way through to normalization & tempering, not to mention its a stunning result and puts my godfred to shame.....


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Youtube

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:52 am
by Geordie Ross
Stunning blade, but he cheated! Vikings didn't have flash welders and acid baths lol

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:59 pm
by I, Brian
Shame, videos no longer found. I've been looking for something online to show original sword making techniques, but the ones I've found tend to use modern equipment.

I know they did this on Time Team once, but that was an Anglo-Saxon sword, not Viking, anyway. :)

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:42 pm
by Geordie Ross
You'll find that the techniques are very similar between vikings and Anglo Saxon techniques, they both used pattern welding and the tangs are very similar.
I'm sure you can find a video on YouTube.

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:01 pm
by the blade master
sorry mell all im getting is video not found

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:09 pm
by Mellony
the blade master wrote:sorry mell all im getting is video not found
Sigh, i'm not suprised, i did post this back in September 2011 lol

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:15 pm
by the blade master
serves me right for not cheking the dates doh doh :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Re: Viking Sword - making of

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:58 pm
by ZingZong707
I've been looking for something online to show original sword making techniques, but the ones I've found tend to use modern equipment.