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NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword
     

NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword

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Director: Peter Yost

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

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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

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2012
UPC:
0841887017770
Original Release:
2012
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
15,281

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Peter Yost Director,Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword
1. Preview [1:59]
2. A Terrible Beauty [11:47]
3. Metallurgical Magic [10:01]
4. Foreign Escapades [10:44]
5. Inscribing Worth On Steel [10:05]
6. The Quench [9:29]
7. Chapter 7 [:05]

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NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DagStomberg More than 1 year ago
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