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Forging a Viking Axe / James Austin


In this tutorial the axe body is formed from a piece of hot rolled mild steel which is 0.75” x 2.5” x 4.5” (on the mid-line) and weighs 1070 grams. Think of it as a proxy for a compact chunk of bloom that a Viking blacksmith might have started an axe with — via Instructables

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