The Viking Age had many metal objects that blacksmiths would have been producing. Weapons, of course, but also household items and tools.
- Frying pans
- Fire starters
- Candle holders
Farming and Fishing
- Fish hooks
A Viking Age blacksmith would have had the following equipment at their disposal:
- Mild steel
- Charcoal (but not coal)
We are not aware that they had:
Myths and Stories
Blacksmithing is an ancient, revered, and even feared craft. Here are some places where it featured in Norse stories.
Scandinavian Blacksmithing in the Iron Age: On the Edge of the World, Omega History Series
I reexamined Petersen’s sword typology and found the hilts and pommels represent religious sects and infer mating systems. It is inappropriate to use his typology (classification) as typological seriation (dating).