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Cast: Peter Yost
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. ~ Jeff Gemmill
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What is in a name? Considered the ulimate weapon of the Viking era. The authentic swords that bore this name inscribed were of remarkable craftsmanship and made of a unique steel. This hands-on documentary film provides succinct information packed with colourful descriptions that truly enhances the acceptability of the viewer to see it again and again! The production is of extremely high calibre. Strongly recommended! Dag Stomberg