Join Date: Jan 2007
Hi David, and;
Happy New Year!
Yes, I read this somewhere recently.
It appears even the genuine blades were made over a few generations.
Only thing I question here, is there seems to be the idea that the 'Vikings' made these swords, and I think it has been established beyond serious doubt that these blades are Frankish.
Still, I was not aware that the Franks or whoever were using crucible steel.
Are not the Vlfberht blades made with a pettern-welded core?
...would appear unnescessary with crucible steel.
I find it very refreshing, that new information is still forthcoming!
All the best,