Reblog – Secrets of the Viking Sword – from Metal Gaia

This is a great one hour video of a blacksmith recreating the legendary Viking Ulfberht sword, well worth watching in amazement at his skill and dedication, and discussing the mystery of where they might have gotten the high quality steel to make these from. Enjoy!

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The Vikings were some of the fiercest warriors of their time.

Some of them carried a mysterious sword,

a sword far better than any other sword made before or since in Europe.

The secrets of its creation and use have been lost

Yet now modern day blacksmiths are about to recreate this ancient weapon:

The legendary ulfberht

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