Forging an early Anglo-Saxon knife

Over the holiday weekend, I decided to test my new soup can propane forge. I chose to make a simple everyday-carry knife for my sixth-century Anglo-Saxon persona. For the blade, I decided to recycle an old triangular file that I found at a flee market for 50¢. Most early Anglo-Saxon knives were made from wrought […]

Forging a spearhead — part 3

Today, I fit a shaft to the spearhead I made in November. I blogged about hafting a spearhead 6 months ago and found it to be very difficult. I tried a different method this time, and the results were better. Last time, I carved the shaft to fit the socket, and getting a solid fit was […]