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Early medieval spear ... about 50 cm long

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An early medieval spear forged during the full moon ... so very, very magical .... hahahaha .... The first were prayers to the Gods, then sacrifices, then to light up the magical fire, then to drink the magic fluid % ... and work ...hahahaha....

 

 

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Wow it’s pretty good lookin, I really like seeing your work! 

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Seems pretty magic to me... 

When the moon is full, the smith walks down to his shack into a plume of smoke; out of view from the exterior. After hours of clanging steel and flash of flame, he emerges with a finely crafted spear in hand. 

You've got a good thing going Ibor! I'm a big fan!

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Wow, that video is so cool.  Your shop looks like something from a movie set!  It sort of screams "magic happens here"

 

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Your shop is everything I dream my shop will look like someday.. magical indeed!

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beautiful spear and beautiful workshop.

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19 hours ago, Ibor said:

then to drink the magic fluid

Vodka, beer or what? Nice post.

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20 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Wow, that video is so cool.  Your shop looks like something from a movie set!  It sort of screams "magic happens here"

 

Indeed.  It makes me happy. B)

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Thanks
Charlez, moonshine from  plum.

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śliwowica!  :D  Powerful magic in that stuff!

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That's Alan!
Śliwowica and hammer and Gods in the Forest is this !!!

... and since we are talking about Gods, they have also given such spears, the one with three balls is the early Middle Ages, the other three are Antiquity, Germans, Illerup Aadal.

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... and the whole set from the Iron Age: three spears, belt, flint and flint pouch.

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Lovely!

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I love it when you post you work Ibor, thanks for doing so and please continue!  

Question about the bands on the belt:  Are they pinned in place on the leather?  I assume they are, and if I were to do it, I would bend the ends of the bands so they pierce the leather themselves, or rivet them with separate rivets.  Did you do one of those techniques?  Or are they just pinched in place?  

Another question:  Is the flint steel based on an artifact from the same time period?  I've never seen one with a wood handle, but then again I've never looked into it!  

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Ornamental plaques are belt at the waist and then hammered down with a wooden hammer, they hold very tightly. There are no rivets, no glue, etc. Roman belts were probably made.
As far as I know this way, the Germanic tribes have just borrowed from the Romans.
Here is a photo of a fire starter with a wooden handle, from the same period.
They survived in such a wonderful condition because all of them lay in the swamps.

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Very cool.  Thanks!  

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