25 swords for Ragnarok

This year, I’m going light to Ragnarok, which means I’m only making 25 swords. Only. I had left a box of swords to build the week before Ragnarok. It will be easy, I told myself. It turns out, however, that past me was lazy, and did less than half the work on each sword. Finishing […]

Hafting an Early Anglo-Saxon spear

I commissioned a reproduction spearhead from an English smith (Jason of Wieland Forge) last winter, and I was finally able to fit a shaft to it this weekend. It was much more difficult than I expected!   The shaft is ash. Carving it to fit the split socket was not easy, and I definitely need […]