Making a Celtic Spearhead

Making a Celtic Spearhead

You acquire the basic skills and eventually put them all together. In this video, brought to us by Thijs van de Manakker (, we can see demonstrated a combination of skills from the forge weld, to drawing out a taper, to forming the socket. Combined with the experience and skills of the smith, these techniques, with some of the simplest of tools available to the early period metal worker, are used in forming a reproduction of a celtic spearhead found in a wagon grave in Wijchen in the Netherlands. Even the charcoal used is from a meiler in Germany.

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Jeff Kreitz November 23, 2011 at 12:58 am

A very well done performance, like being brought back in time to the Vikings. Thank you!

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