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 […]

Javelins, spears, swords — oh my!

Ragnarok is almost here, and we’re in craft overdrive trying to get everything done. I’m consigning with Gorg this year, and packing the car to the bursting point with spears, javelins, and swords. It’s going to be an adventure getting everything finished. Building in such large batches is an interesting challenge. There’s a balancing act […]