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Secrets Of The Viking Sword

Postby Darrell » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:52 am

PBS's NOVA series has a great episode about the Ulfberht Viking swords, catch the episode if you can. A modern day blacksmith tries to reproduce the steel and design of the blade. Fascinating!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/se ... sword.html

Here's a webpage with info on the historical swords:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread889768/pg1

ETA: Cool, here's the complete episode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXbLyVpWsVM
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