Monday, May 24, 2010

Forging A Viking Axe---3 Day

Forging A Slot Punch. Forging an Eye Drift. Forging a Slitting Chisel. Upsetting and Drawing Out End. Punching and drifting An Eye. Cutting Edge to Accept Steel Bit. Preparing Steel Bit. Welding in Bit. Shaping Edge. Heat Treatment. Sharpening. Making and Fitting handle.

Metal Requirements:

Metal for punches and drifts, maybe 5/8” O-1 or some old chisels or crowbars.
8” of 1” x 1” square pp.
file steel

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