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Viking recycling of weapons

Postby admin » 07 Mar 2012 15:01

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Re: Viking recycling of weapons

Postby Ty N. » 07 Mar 2012 15:55

Recycling iron and steel is a lot cheaper than mining new ore, so I'd be surprised if they didn't re-use. I wonder if the swords found at Dordogne were en route to a smelting facility when the boat sank.
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Re: Viking recycling of weapons

Postby admin » 07 Mar 2012 16:21

I doubt it - they were in good condition and of fashionable designs (assuming the boat sank in the mid-15th century!). So they could have been sold immediately with no work required.
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