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early medieval pattern-welded spearheads

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Hello, my name is Maciej Tomaszczyk I am from Poland.This is my first post here but I registered in 2011. I am not a professional blacksmith. Blacksmithing is my passion. The most I like to forge ancient and early medieval replicas of spears and axes. Sometimes I use for it bloomery iron I smelting my own. In my works I try to use the same technics as ancient blacksmiths.  

Bellow same of my Viking age spears. If you have any questions about the technology I used, feel free to ask.

 

 

 

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pattern-welded spearheads based on the archeological finds (early medieval) from northern Poland.

 

 

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Replica of earlymedieval spearhead from Lutomiersk (Poland). Entirely forged from scrap metal, in the core i used T-55 tank cannon, old steel rail and wrought iron wagon axle.

 

 

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Pattern welded spearhead, based on the find of the spear from Ostrów Lednicki (Poland). The total length of the replica is 50 cm. max. width 4.5. 

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Wow!  I like them all, but that last one is just incredible.  :ph34r:

Excellent work!

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Very impressive!

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Fantastic work.  Any time you feel like posting a series of progress photos of your forging process (or a link to a video) I know that I, for one, would be extremely interested.

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20 minutes ago, Dan Hertzson said:

Fantastic work.  Any time you feel like posting a series of progress photos of your forging process (or a link to a video) I know that I, for one, would be extremely interested.

I have done one already about how to forge pattern-welded spear. And i plan to make more.

 

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Thank you for the video, Maciek.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching the entire process.  What beautiful work you do.

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2 minutes ago, Dan Hertzson said:

Thanks, wonderful video, but now I have some serious swage block envy...

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.

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I've only ever seen one photo of something like it here in the States.  If I recall correctly it sold for some crazy money at a blacksmith gathering in Ohio.

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I paid for it less than 300 USD.

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Very good video, thanks for the link!  The speeded-up power hammer shots were fun. :)

 

4 hours ago, Dan Hertzson said:

Thanks, wonderful video, but now I have some serious swage block envy...

 

You can get a much smaller one here: https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/trunion-swage-block.html  but yeah, I really like that big one...

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Those are some really nice spearheads. I enjoyed watching your video as well. Nice job on showing your process. I got a little bit anvil envy :-)

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yes, great work. the video was interesting, too. thanks a lot for sharing with us.

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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.

 

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Thanks, I'd really like to see that!  A winged spear is something I have not made.  

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In the meantime, I found some photos I took during the forging of the wolf tooths spearhead I posted few days ago.  

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Lovely!

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I just upload the new video, please enjoy the watching

 

 

 

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