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Ibor

Nydam, Illerup Adal, Vimose....

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All from start to finish hammered...

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How has this not been commented on yet?!

I'm a little dumbfounded to be honest. They're all really nice, especially considering the exclusitivity of being hammered only. 

I REALLY like the 6th one from the left, the longest one. Looks like it would fit perfectly on a 2 meter long pole as a Pike. 

Sockets have been the bane of my blacksmithing journey so far, so I commend your ability to make them. 

Great work. 

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Agreed, the sockets appear to be excellent...uniform and smooth.  I would love to see the tooling you use to hammer in the third edges.  Congrats on the beautiful collection you've made.

 

Lou

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Thank You guys!
This longest, Celtic is 67 cm.
Last weekend I was at the ancient "Dymarki Świętokrzyskie".
The event concerned the object of iron and steel industry in the early centuries of our era.
It is mainly about reconstruction of the process.
Spin the charcoal spears in the simplest furnace they could use in those times blacksmiths.
Here are some photos ..

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Thomas, you seem to prefer thralls over apprentices.  Are the the same thing?

 

Ibor, that event looks like a great time.  I'm even more impressed you made them "traditionally".

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You have to feed them both, but you own the thrall. I'm not sure their was anything like a formal apprentice system untile the formation of guilds, atleast not for Norse and Saxons. I would think it's more of a family buisness kind of thing. 

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For help I had a man who just does not have this picture .....
Was it thrall or 
apprentices .. here I do not know .... hahahaha ....

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