Watch A Spear Get Forged Using Centuries-Old Methods

Watch a Spear Get Forged Using Centuries-Old Methods

Video: To make a spearhead like a Norman smith from the year 1066, you have to start with an iron steel sandwich. Yup, a piece of hard iron or steel gets sandwiched between two pieces of soft iron until they're all hammered and welded together. After that, a socket needs to be made, which means the smith flattens out the metal wide enough so it can be folded into a circle to stick a wooden shaft in. The blade is then shaped, finished and fitted to a stick -- and boom, you're ready for battle.