Forging a Viking Broad Axe


Forging a Viking-Age Broad Axe, James Austin shows in detail the traditional skills and tools used to forge a Viking-era axe with the same general techniques that were used by Viking blacksmiths over a thousand years ago. The method covered in this DVD is known as the ‘Asymmetric Wrap”, and which is prevalent among actual axe-finds from that time. These beautiful artifacts are displayed in museums all over the world and show the extraordinary skill of Viking blacksmiths.

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