Modern Marvels: Season 8, Episode 16

Axes, Swords and Knives (7 May 2002)

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This program begins by tracing the development of cutting edges from obsidian flakes to the the latest high tech ceramic. Then the process of making swords and the design trade offs for ... See full summary »

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Lee Jones ...
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This program begins by tracing the development of cutting edges from obsidian flakes to the the latest high tech ceramic. Then the process of making swords and the design trade offs for their various purposes are examined in detail. Finally, the design and manufacture of axes and knives are contrasted with the more challenging demands of swordsmithing. Written by David Foss

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