VrestabyForge

Swedish viking blacksmith

Landvetter, Sweden

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Vrestaby Forge, old school blacksmithing in the cyberworld.

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Martin Nilsson

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Old school forging, what worked in the year 786 works now.

A couple of years ago when crafting a handle for a viking style knife with an expensive blade I figured I could make my own blades and save some money. So I decided to take another class in forging iron. When that class finished I had already begun building my smithy, an old style timberframed cabin built with no nails and a turf roof. I designed and built the cabin myself. Now there´s a fully working smithy inside the cabin and I forge old school with hammer and anvil. Some modern tools do appear occationally, I admit, but most of my work could just as well have taken place during the viking age and that has always been my aim - recreating a small part of the life of a swedish crafter from 1200 years ago.

Another important part of my motivation is to be able to do the things I need myself: I've built a house. I grow vegetables. I fish and make my own firewood. Now I forge my own tools.

My future plans include large chisels (already made three but sold them locally), hand forged furniture, more knifeblades, blacksmiths thongs and leafshaped hinges. It will be awesome. Check out my instagram for pictures along the way! Look for @vrestabysmedja.

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