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Secrets of the Viking Sword
PBS (NOVA) ^ | 10-10-2012

Posted on 12/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PST by Renfield

Here's a link to a page with a nice video from Nova, about Viking swords, for all you Viking history buffs out there...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-viking-sword.html


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; metallurgy; swords; vikings
A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages—a sword both prized and feared.

Aired October 10, 2012 on PBS

1 posted on 12/10/2012 9:24:18 AM PST by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Cool stuff.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ramius

Sword Ping!


3 posted on 12/10/2012 9:31:02 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Renfield

Video not available.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 9:33:12 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Drawsing

I get the video just fine.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 9:35:28 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Renfield

The Uthbert sword - crucible steel... A very cool PBS show.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 10:12:03 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: Renfield

I like the interactive selection for writing your name in runes. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/write-your-name-in-runes.html


7 posted on 12/10/2012 10:16:40 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Drawsing
check your firewall settings
8 posted on 12/10/2012 10:16:55 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FrdmLvr

bfl


9 posted on 12/10/2012 10:17:59 AM PST by doubled ( never in the field of human con tricks has so much been owed by so many to so little effect - Steyn)
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To: Drawsing

On the right, there is a green icon that says, “Watch the Program”. Click on that to watch.


10 posted on 12/10/2012 10:19:29 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Drawsing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXbLyVpWsVM


11 posted on 12/10/2012 10:19:39 AM PST by conserv8
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


12 posted on 12/10/2012 10:19:50 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: doubled

Blacksmithing Bump!


13 posted on 12/10/2012 10:21:42 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Renfield

I am still waiting for them to find the swords in the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence river where my Ancestors may have dropped them long before The Southern Europeans arrived.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 10:25:10 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: conserv8

bfl


15 posted on 12/10/2012 10:27:14 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Renfield

Beats Politics. Thanks


16 posted on 12/10/2012 10:28:15 AM PST by Tugo (Sojourner)
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To: Renfield

Thanks for posting... sending to my Norwegian relatives!


17 posted on 12/10/2012 10:56:54 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Renfield

Pretty interesting video!


18 posted on 12/10/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

http://www.abbreviations.com/BFL

Had to look it up.

Still don’t know.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 11:18:02 AM PST by conserv8
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To: conserv8

“bump for later”


20 posted on 12/10/2012 11:37:33 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: conserv8

Bump For Later. You do this so the post shows up in your listing of posts, allowing you to get back to the thread.

An electronic breadcrumb.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 11:40:37 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield!

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 7:44:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Sword ping!

I’ve seen this show. Lots of good info there. The Vikings produced some really fine weapons... And knew how to use them.


23 posted on 12/11/2012 5:01:20 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

I like how the Ulfberht sword became such a well known and prized “brand” that even back in the day there was quite a problem with counterfeiting.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 5:08:42 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius
Thank you, for the ping. :-D

25 posted on 12/11/2012 7:10:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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