The Serpent in the Sword is a paper by Lee A Jones studying early medieval pattern-welded swords. This video shows how to create a pattern-welded sword that actually has a serpent at its core. The processes while using modern tools are similar to the ones employed by anglo-saxon or viking-age smiths.
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The Serpent in the Sword is a project to create a pattern-welded viking-age sword with a visual serpent at the core of the sword. In this video, I show how to forge the bevels, grind the fuller and the edge, and the heat treating process.
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After the sword has been forged and hardened, not much forging is left. The video shows how I forge the upper and lower guard as well as the pommel. After the rough shape has been established, it is refined by hand and with the belt sander. A hilt with wooden core and leather wrap is made, too.
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A short progress update showing the polished version of the blade while I am trying to acquire the necessary skills to inlay copper and silver into the guards and pommel of the sword. This interlude also features a quick trip to Europe visiting several museums with Viking-age swords on display.