Viking age tarsoly

Viking age tarsoly in deep red leather with bronze mounts. Based on the tarsoly from Jämtland (SHM 107042) in full grain, vegetable-tanned leather hand sewed with waxed linen thread. Cast bronze lid mounts from Burr Öhrström, locking b...

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Viking knife with sheath.

Viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on black vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Knife handle in flame maple with brass draw ring and bolsters. Blade in 80crV2.

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Viking knife with sheath.

Viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on black vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Knife handle in 3000 year old irish bog oak with brass draw ring and bolsters. Blade in 80crV2.

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Viking knife with sheath.

Viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on red vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Handle is curly birch. Brass draw ring and bolster. Blade in 80crV2.

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Viking knife with sheath.

Viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on cuir bouilli treated vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Knife handle in sallow with brass draw ring and bolsters. Blade in 80crV2.

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New Comic Book Day, 1/10

New week, new comics!! This week I actually struggled with which comics NOT to pick up. Probably going to expand my list, but so far; AfterShock Comics Monstro Mechanica #2 Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Chris Evenhuis Ok, confession time, I … Continue reading

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New year, New Comics

Last weekend I updated the list of what I read in 2017, and I realized that it was a year that I mostly just read comics (with a few novels stuck in-between). This wasn’t a conscious choice, but it will … Continue reading

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Glad winter solstice and a happy Yule 2017!

Glad winter solstice and a happy Yule! I hope you have a great holiday with good food, drink and merry feast. I will take some time to relax and enjoy an ale and be with my family, I'll get back to work after New year's!

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Comics of the week 20/12

Ok, let’s give this blog some love shall we. One last try this year to jump-start… Here is this week’s pull-list, a bit thin but I’m behind with my reading, again, really need some time to catch up! Copperhead #17 … Continue reading

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Comics of the week 23/8

Almost September, were did the summer go… Here is last week’s pull list, a bit thin but I’m behind with my summer reading so that’s fine, need some time to catch up and of course, I need to write a … Continue reading

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Medeltidsveckan 2017

Some pictures from Medeltidsveckan på Gotland 2017!Nice weather, pretty people and nice customers! What more could a humble knife maker wish for?

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Fibula viking knife with sheath

Fibula viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on cuir bouilli treated vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Knife handle in 3000 year old irish bog oak with brass draw ring and bolsters. Blade i...

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Viking belts.

Two more viking belts. Handmade buckle with strap plate, strap divider and strap end in brass, brass rivets. The open loop style strap end is very common on Gotland.

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Fibula viking knife with sheath.

Fibula viking knife with sheath. Brass fittings on cuir bouilli treated vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Step shaped filings with underlay in tinned bronze. Knife handle in sallow root with brass draw ring and bolsters. Chain for suspension. B...

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Veckans serieköp, 3/5

Så gick återigen en vecka, känns som den som passerat varit extra kort. Då är det kanske tur i oturen att ur både förra veckans seriesläpp och denna veckas var det inte så många som jag i slutändan plockade upp, … Continue reading

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Veckans serieköp, 26/4

Så var det den tiden i veckan, dags att ta tag i min pull list från igår, lite kort men, here it is. The Black Monday Murders #5 Image Comics Story: Jonathan Hickman Art / Cover: Tomm Coker The Black … Continue reading

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The Expanse Origins: James Holden

The Expanse Origins: James Holden (The Expanse Origins #1) BOOM! Studios, februari 2017 Story by: James S.A. Corey, Hallie Lambert, Georgia Lee Art by: Huang Danlan, Triona Farrell Before James Holden was a member of the crew of The Rocinante, … Continue reading

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Veckas serieinköp, 19/4

För att så att säga komma ut ur diket och upp på vägen igen så kanske korta blogginlägg kan vara på sin plats, i Youtube-sammanhang är det rätt vanligt med veckans serieinköp (pull lists) och varför inte göra något liknade här på bloggen då jag köper en del digitala nummer varje vecka. Så, här kommer […]

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Veckas serieinköp, 12/4

För att så att säga komma ut ur diket och upp på vägen igen så kanske korta blogginlägg kan vara på sin plats, i Youtube-sammanhang är det rätt vanligt med veckans serieinköp (pull lists) och varför inte göra något liknade … Continue reading

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Tiden flyger…

Tiden flyger när man har roligt… finns väl något så där hurtigt talesätt som säger, jag kan även säga att tiden definitivt även försvinner när livet gör sig påmint och det där som kallas arbete äter upp all ens energi … Continue reading

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Hard to come by – the construction of minivair

Fur was extremely popular in the middle ages. It was used for decorative purposes, to show off your wealth (because the more expensive kinds were prohibitively expensive!) and to keep you warm. That being said, not all furs were expensive. … Läs mer

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A Bloody Mess – some thoughts about menstruation in Medieval times

Being a woman in the middle ages, just like being a woman today, had some implications on the way your body behaves. More specifically it means that once a month you will have your period. Lately I have found that … Läs mer

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BONUSTRACK: Hur man känner igen en lajvare på en medeltidsmarknad (och hur man fångar dem).

Den unge lajvaren är ofta skygg. Trots detta dyker han eller hon regelbundet upp på medeltidsmarknader. De är synnerligen lätta att känna igen baserat på sin klädsel. Nedan följer en kort guide för att veta om det är en lajvare du … Läs mer

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”According to all sources…” – A blog about the problematic expression Historically Correct

Whenever you get into a discussion about historical clothing or gear you immediately (well, almost at least) bump into the expression historically correct. This is one of the most misunderstood terms in the whole hobby. People think that historically correct … Läs mer

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Väl rutet – en kort blogg om rutigt på vikingatid och medeltid, del 1 / Check it out – a short blog about checkered fabrics in viking and medieval times, part 1

One of the most common questions people ask about viking age, and medieval textiles, is: what about checkered textiles? I will try to answer this question as best I can (at the moment. Remember, these are what I have come … Läs mer

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The Skjoldehamn outfit – viking or medieval?

This will be my first serious blog post in ages. It’s going to be about something that I’ve thought about for a long time. There has been much debate over the Skjoldehamn find and its ethnicity, is it ”viking” or … Läs mer

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