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NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword
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Overview - The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon. Experts have also wondered where the high-carbon steel used in the blade came from, given that it wasn't used elsewhere in Europe at the time.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon. Experts have also wondered where the high-carbon steel used in the blade came from, given that it wasn't used elsewhere in Europe at the time. Clues unearthed from Viking graves, however, point to an answer: traders who ventured to Persia or Afghanistan.

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 60
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 841887017770
  • Genre: Television: PBS
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: October 2012

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