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The Mästermyr Find : A Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland

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by Greta Arwidsson and Gosta Berg

In 1936, a Viking era chest containing over 200 tools and blacksmith works was found in Gotland, Sweden - the largest trove of Viking tools ever found. The tools included hammers, axes, saws, chisels, augers, blades, locks, snips, tongs, knives and tools for forging and tool making. “Mastermyr Find” is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of tools and blacksmithing - or for tracing the realm of influence of Roman tools throughout Europe.

Illustrated with black and white photos and a very detailed inventory and sketches of the tools. The research and presentation of insights into the life of a craftsman of 1000 years ago are very worthwhile.

Softcover. 90 pages.

The book...describes this archeological find in detail with clear photographs and drawings...You will discover that our tools have not changed all that much from those of thousand years ago, and you will be surprised at the wide variety of tools used by the Viking woodworker and metalsmiths." - Eric Peterson, The Gristmill

Pages: 90
Binding: TP
Publisher: TATHS

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