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Secrets of the Samurai Sword and
The Viking Sword
by PBS Nova
These two videos delve into the history, origins and technology of making these iconic pieces of warrior art in steel.
Both videos investigate the cultures that produced these swords and how they were used.
Each follows the manufacturing of a blade using traditional processes.
The Japanese swordsmiths are demonstrating a well practiced technology.
But for the Viking sword Door county blacksmith Rick Furrer is inventing and testing the long lost technical details of making a signature Viking sword.
His quest is helped by international archeometallurgists and the latest scientific analysis of surviving ancient blades.
More about Japanese swords:
Why the fire sale price? Since we purchased these from PBS they have been selling them to the public for less than or the same as the "wholesale quantity" price we paid. . .
AND at the same time they have been running the shows fairly constantly on cable television.
Single and double videos ship by Priority Mail for $8.00,
North Carolina customers pay local sales tax.
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