Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Axe forging - the video

- I had commented (and linked to) a great tutorial on a method of *correctly* forging an accurate Viking Age bearded axe by Jim Austin.

This is a longish video (about 12 minutes) and well worth the time!

There are a number of tricks and methods, clearly illustrated in the shorter video above. Jim is intending to sell a full instructional DVD with information on the tooling and full descriptions of the work process.

Very great work Jim!

1 comment:

Polymarkos said...

That is an excellent video. I wonder how they got the camera to adjust for the closeups on the forge weld.


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