Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celtic spearhead forging video

Yeah, this is pretty impressive. This is a guy using only "period" methods to forge a Celtic-style spearhead out of a three-layer billet of iron. I'm particularly interested in the part where he forges the cone-shaped socket of the spearhead. I bring it up because a few days ago, I helped some kids research how to forge viking-age arrowheads for the exhibit by Freya Roe, to be held in early March, and our research revealed that viking arrowheads had not a socket construction, but rather a tanged construction, meaning that they were forged with a simple tang and driven into the arrow shaft, which was then reinforced with a binding.

So anyways. Got the video from here:

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