This is a set of tools which belonged to an Iron Age Viking craftsman. They apparently went overboard and were lost while he was trying to cross lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools was found at the bottom of the former lake, which had turned into a bog over the centuries. This man had quite a collection of axes, hammers, tongs, punches, plate shears, saw blades, files, rasps, drills, chisels, knives, awls and whetstones among the 200…

This is a set of tools which belonged to an Iron Age Viking craftsman. They apparently went overboard and were lost while he was trying to cross lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools was found at the bottom of the former lake, which had turned into a bog over the centuries. This man had quite a collection of axes, hammers, tongs, punches, plate shears, saw blades, files, rasps, drills, chisels, knives, awls and whetstones among the 200…

Group of three iron swage blocks. Great website with blacksmith implements. www.swageblocks.com

Group of three iron swage blocks. Great website with blacksmith implements. www.swageblocks.com

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