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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are 8850 Form Coordinators

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I'm Matt I'm Kerri we are the stag my brothers a Baltimore knife and sword we're going to be building some of your favorite weapons some weapons you've never seen before this is man-at-arms reforged the Vikings are known for having many epic legends but one stands out more than any other and that is the whole furred sword not only the most legendary sword from history but also one of the most requested online the steel for the old vert sword is crucible steel it was probably imported from the Middle East mixing cast iron and pure iron in something that's called a crucible cast iron would have been placed at the bottom and pure iron on top I'm adding a little bit of charcoal to eat up some of the oxygen that will be sealed in the crucible then the cap simple clay cap comes on and then I'm sealing the crucible with more clay the cap protects the steel from being saturated with more carbon from the atmosphere inside the furnace if the carbon saturates is steel too much it will turn into cast iron and we don't want that this is our crucible let's make an Oprah what's happening is the crucible is standing on what's called a Flint in our case it's a brick in the middle of the remelt it keeps it a little bit up over the floor around it Matt is going to pour charcoal and the charcoal is going to be a lid on fire producing very high temperature most of our smelters made out of brick surrounded and packed by clay our top few layers are just dry stack pretty soon this pillar of smoke will turn into flame and then that's when we know we're starting to get up to temperature at this point we have to wait for the crucible to cool down slowly in air and then we're going to extract the puck Music we have extracted the crucible steel puck it looks quite excellent in the eighth and ninth centuries this material would have been magic to the Europeans the whole purpose of producing crucible steel unlike other steels is to eliminate the slag and other contaminants from the middle of your metal now the crucible steel puck is in my hands it's time to forge it first I have to examine it you see in the center there's a little bit of porosity that is fine and to be expected bubbles of gas and glass are trapped in the middle as the piece cools off I have to massage it very gently in the first several heats so the crystalline lattice that's in there doesn't produce cracks a series of swords with the inscription of bird appear around the 8th to 9th century AD these are called the most famous and sought-after Viking swords however there's very little Viking about the alford blade crucible steel originates in Sri Lanka and imported all the way up from the Islamic world along the rivers of Europe into either the costs of the Baltic seas or in modern-day Germany meaning that they're not technically scandinavian in origin this material and blade form is considered to be a super steel but early on in puck form it's far from it it can crumble at any time if you hit too hard or get your temperatures too high so Ilya is going to be very careful with his temperatures and take his time hitting very lightly pushing it back in on itself to create a smoother surface once the puck is consolidated I'm going to assist Illya and punching and drifting a hole in the center creating a donut but then going to slice it and open it up into a bar so that our pattern is equal on both sides Music this material is now pretty solid but we don't want to risk anything by striking so we're going to move to a screw press you continue drifting that whole big room bigger the life of a blacksmith is full of failures what separates a novice from an advanced Smith is learning from those failures and persevering on so is this typical of this material it's very finicky but Matt and I were drifting the hole to open the beasts up we overheated it and it cracked see how gigantic the grain is however cracking and overheating is the exact problem the Smith's back in the day would have encountered in fact many original old birds show signs of layering if we break a puck you flatten out the pieces second on top of each other Forge weld them and draw them out into a blade getting pucks as big as we did would it be most likely and realistic back in the day two or three pucks would have been necessary to produce enough material for a blade so they would have been forged welded and stretched out however I took some time and started a new puck when I punched the hole I didn't catch all of the porosity this is not a problem to continue working with this piece which I feel very confident about all I have to do is grind off some of this so that the crack does not travel now the doughnut has been cut and slightly opened the material is beginning to work a little bit easier the more times this material is heat cycled the easier it is to work they're still going to be extremely careful while forging so that we don't have any cracks as we create the bar you may notice that we've been using a cross peen sledgehammer but to this point I've only been hitting with the face we're now at the point where I can turn it around and use the cross beam part to spread that metal a little quicker then Illya will direct me to use the face again to straighten.

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