English blacksmiths are commissioned to make a pattern-welded replica of a Saxon sword. This sword was buried with its owner and lay underground for 1500 years until it was found by archaeologists excavating to make way for the Shrivenham by-pass, near Watchfield, in the 1980s. This film follows the blacksmiths as they research the history and makeup of the sword and go through the process of creating a replica. Produced for the Oxfordshire Museum Service, Oxfordshire County Council.
Produced in 2014 by Sharon Woodward, Anna Griffiths and David Moon
Copyright 2014 by Oxfordshire Museum Service, Oxfordshire County Council
History in the Making (Part 3)
Museums Resource Centre (Oxfordshire County Council)
Unearthing an Anglo-Saxon Pattern-welded Sword (Oxford University Museums)