Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were some of the fiercest warriors of their time.
Some of them carried a mysterious sword,
a sword far better than any other sword made before or since in Europe.
The secrets of its creation and use have been lost
Yet now modern day blacksmiths are about to recreate this ancient weapon:
The legendary ulfberht
Just finished watching that awesome video. Gods i have always wanted to have the power and skill to be a blacksmith and to make such empowered swords with strength and magicke. I have a couple swords and kris knives, including a Masonic Templar sword from the Civil War era, which is more ornamental than functional. But i have a short poniard shaped WWI French bayonet that is cross shaped and the design was originally made for piercing the spaces in armor and chain mail, so it is functional, in fact functional enough to be banned by the Geneva Convention after the war. Also functional are the arrow shape headed kris blades which are for piercing the abdomen then pulling intestines out. Sorry to be so graphic for the Buddhist vegetarian that i am, but i did work in the ER for 7 years so i know how people can die. Thanks for sharing this video.
March 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm
Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:
This is a great one hour video of a blacksmith recreating the legendary Viking Ulfberht sword, well worth watching in amazement at his skill and dedication, and discussing the mystery of where they might have gotten the high quality steel to make these from. Enjoy!
March 7, 2013 at 10:50 am