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Offtopic: Ulfberht Swords

Post Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:35 am

So I was bored this afternoon so I watched a documentary on these mysterious Viking swords called Ulfberht swords made around 1000 AD. They were made using forging techniques which weren't readily available in Europe for another 400 years and they can find nothing in Scandinavian written history of this smith or smiths that created them. It also looks like this sword also caused the first recorded 'knockoff'. They found similar swords made from cheap steel with a similar name but spelled slightly different. I bet they were ticked when those swords shattered in battle.

Anyways if you have Netflix I think its called 'The Secret of the Viking Sword'.and its worth a watch.
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Post Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:26 am

That was indeed a great documentary. I've seen it a couple of times.
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Post Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:35 am

Jandolar wrote:That was indeed a great documentary. I've seen it a couple of times.
same here. Very interesting.
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Post Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:02 pm

Jandolar wrote:That was indeed a great documentary. I've seen it a couple of times.
Ditto...good stuff. Watched another one on YouTube the other night called "Samurai." It was a History Channel special back in 2011 detailing the life and philosphies of Miyamoto Musashi, hosted by Mark Dacascos. That one was really good, as well. Matter of fact, bought it off Amazon this week. :)
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