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  1. Hi I would like to present my new tutorial about how to forge the "Slavic" type cap axe. The cap forging technique I used is one of the many. It is not copy of specific archaeological fond but rather an inspiration of axe from Pien (Poland). Enjoy watching :-)
  2. Maciek


    Thank you Alan, i do my best.
  3. Maciek


    The early medieval (Viking age) archeological finds of the sickles are quite common in Poland. So I decided to make some with different technique of the blade welding. To make the first one I used forge welding billet - one piece of the high carbon steel and two pieces of the wrought iron In the second i used two pieces: steel and wrought iron I did a short tutorial:
  4. Maciek


    very nice, eyes are forged welded or punch and drifted?
  5. The historical iron (not only nails but all the iron stuff) is still quite common in Europe. 16th-19th cent. iron it can be found very easily on the scrap yards if you know what to look for, (older ones, medieval and early medieval are not such common but still you can find it). Till now I collected more than 3 tones of different types of wrought and bloomery iron.
  6. This type of blade construction was rather common in early medieval in central and northern Europe during Viking age. The blade consists of three parts: high carbon steel on the cutting edge, a twisted pattern-welded bar in the middle, and a simple pattern-welded bar on the back of the knife. To forge it I used a scrap metal (as usual in my projects) but this time the scrap metal was very special. I used old bloomery iron and wrought iron nails/bolts/rivets which were found in the Dziwna River in Wolin in the place of the old shipyard/harbor during the building of the new marina (Wolin is the historical site (Viking age city)), every new investment must be supervised by archeologist. This was also the case here but they were not interested of nails :-), so I collected it.
  7. I just upload the new video, please enjoy the watching
  8. In the meantime, I found some photos I took during the forging of the wolf tooths spearhead I posted few days ago.
  9. Yesterday I started a new project - winged Viking age spearhead. I based on archeological find from Ostrów Lednicki (Poland). I am not quite happy with the final effect, there are some miss-weldings between socket and wings, I did it the first time, I hope next one will be better. In two days I am going to upload Video about the forging of it to my yt channel.
  10. I bought this swage block on a scrap yard and probably saved it of resmelting. It has a weight of 300 kg and is really useful.
  11. I have done one already about how to forge pattern-welded spear. And i plan to make more.
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