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Asymmetrical spear with central ribs and hexagonal sleeve.

Forged based on finds from Nydam, Jutland. Length 45 cm, width 4.5 cm, hole 1.9 cm, weight 445 grams.

Knife, 28.5 cm, walnut handle, leather sheath, bone tip. Length in sheath 30 cm (Illerup Adal, Nydam) Spear, length 37.5 cm, width 3.5 cm, hole 1.9 cm, weight 210 grams,hexagonal sleeve (Illerup Adal) Ax, iron welded, length 16.5 cm, hole 3.5 cm X3 cm, weight 450 grams (Nydam).

Ax plus spear, . Welded ax, length 17.5 cm, hole 3 cm, blade width 6 cm, profiled blade eight wall, weight 540 grams. Spear, length 31 cm, hole 19 mm, width 3.7 cm, weight 220 grams.

Iron Age (Illerup Adal) set.

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32 spears .... 9.2 kg of iron.

Asymmetrical spear with central ribs and hexagonal sleeve. Forged based on finds from Nydam, Jutland. Length 45 cm, width 4.5 cm, hole 1.9 cm, weight 445 grams. Knife, 28.5 cm, walnut handle

Germanic knives. Smaller 24 cm, larger 32 cm. Leather + elk antlers + badger bones + bog oak + iron + linen twine + decoction of walnut leaves and oak bark. Pattern on a larger, one-sided, made by a s

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Today, also Germans from Jutland, I finished ... and at the end of the frog I caught and I will kiss her at night ... we will see what will be ... hahahaha .....

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On 6/10/2019 at 2:56 PM, Ibor said:

the frog I caught and I will kiss her at night

Nah,she's not the right kind,you need Bufa sonorum(now those  make for interesting kissing...).

Good work,Ibor,right on. 

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Thx Brian!

Gnomie dziękuje!
Co do żab ....to w lesie mokro i dużo ich wokół domu...nie wyrobił bym z całowaniem wszystkich!

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OOO .... and you've hit the spot!
When I started researching experimental archeology a few years ago, I came up with the same idea, and that I have my pond and swamp made by beavers is always the first thing I will do with bronze or iron and I'm happy with it, I'm just dumping, I'm not lying, there are several spears, buckles, axes.
I believe that such activities bring me and my work closer to that era!

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... and a few more spears, two have a bone wide at the root and tapering upwards.
Such spears from this type of bone are characteristic for Migration Period ...

Five spears of the type Simris,Goe i Sattra used between the 2nd century AD and 4 in northern Barbaricum. 1.With hexagonal sleeve,Simris,massive type, 2nd century AD, length 39.5 cm, width 3.5 cm, 2 cm hole, weight 300 gram. 2.Goe type,3rd century AD, with round sleeve, 40 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, 2.2 cm wide, weight 250 gram. 3.Goe type,3rd century AD, with round sleeve,length 42 cm, width 2.5 cm, hole 2.2 cm, weight 245 gram. 4.Sattra type,4th century AD, round sleeve, length 30 cm, width 2.5 cm, hole 1.7 cm, weight 180 gram. 5..Sattra type,4th century AD, round sleeve,length 38 cm, width 3 cm, hole 1.7 cm, weight 210 gram.

These five spears are based on finds from Illerup Adal.
Most Celtic iron spears have a wide or very wide leaf and could be used for cutting and thrusting ... neighbors from behind the Rhine Germans, vice versa .... no leaf, their spears were mainly used for thrusting.

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Haha wow! You are probably the only person in many years to continue the practice of throwing iron weapons in swamps. A very authentic thing to do, really adds character to your work. I have been reading a book recently on the Celtic sword and it is interesting to note how prolific spears were. Much more common than swords in most regions and time periods. 

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12 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

I know of a lake in northeast Tennessee that holds a few ritually-killed sword blades and axe heads...;)

Projects that pushed you over the edge one too many times perhaps?

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Vimose Denmark...Marcinkowo Poland spear with barbs.

The first three photos show the spear from Vimose, on the island of Funen, Denmark.

The last photo with the engraving is the spears from the Poland,Marcinkowo dated to the late Roman period.

I forged both spears, the one with barbs and the decorative leaf, then sanded the file ... when suddenly I realized that this piece from Marcinków is very, very similar to the finds from Vimose !!!

Do you see the similarity?

The barbed spear is 20 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, 1.9 cm hole, weight 161 grams. The other with the decorated blade in the shape of a leaf is 19.5 cm long, 4 cm wide, 1.8 cm hole, weight 167 grams.

Inlaid spear from Czelin,Poland,dated 1-3 century AD . The archaeological site in Czelin is attributed to the Luboszycka culture associated with the stay in these areas of the Germanic Burgundian tribe. Length 23 cm, width 4 cm, hole 19 mm, weight 177 grams. Incrustation with tin bronze and copper.

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5 - 9 Century AD, Scandinavia.

Two longest spears with a square sleeve, Vennolum type and one with Mollestad type also with a square sleeve. The longest 34 cm, width 3.8 cm,hole 1.8 cm, weight 260 grams. The second with the widest leaf, 33 cm, width 4.5 cm, hole 1.9 cm, weight 250 grams. Third, 24.5 cm, leaf width 3.7 cm,hole 1.8 cm, weight 200 grams.

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