Niels Provos is creating Videos on forging Viking-Age inspired Swords, Spears and Knives
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patrons

My main hobby is recreating Anglo-Saxon and Viking-age artifacts such as swords, spears and knives. I document my exploration in videos that explain my process and philosophy. Most of my work involves pattern-welding but I also branch out to more esoteric topics such as making Viking-age padlocks, scrolls or whatever else strikes my fancy.

While creating blades is only a hobby, it is my goal to produce high-quality videos that represent the beauty of the craft and convey a sense of serenity that comes when one completely focuses on the forging process with the forge fire roaring and hot scale flying off the anvil. In my narration I provide insights and explanation of the various steps required to create beautiful but functional ancient weaponry. 

Due to time constraints I can make no promises on how often I will be able to publish new videos but my plan is to continue producing videos as long as people find them interesting. No support needed! However, if you opt to become a patron, you will join my community here where I share insights in posts and will also have a chance to get credited in the videos I produce. As a patron you will also help with materials, rent as well as other equipment, e.g. cameras, lights, software, etc. It is not required but appreciated.
Rewards
Grateful Supporter
$1 or more per month
Your support for my video documentation and forging efforts are very much appreciated! You also get early access to many posts here.
Karl Level Supporter
$5 or more per month
You realize that forging work is hard and that making videos takes a lot of time. In addition to getting early access to many posts here, your name will be mentioned as supporter in the description of upcoming videos. You will also be able to access 3d scans of old artifacts like axes and spears that I use for my own reference.
Jarl Level Supporter
$10 or more per month
You realize that forging and video work takes a lot of time; easily taking a hundred hours for documenting a complex project such as a pattern-welded sword. While only a small token of appreciation, your name will show up in the video credits of upcoming videos!
Thane Level Supporter
$20 or more per month
You take supporting my exploration of recreating Anglo-Saxon or Viking-age weaponry very seriously. Your name will get a special credit in upcoming videos. 
Rígr Level Supporter
$30 or more per month
You transcend all levels and don't want any rewards. No mention or credits necessary. The support is all that matters.
My main hobby is recreating Anglo-Saxon and Viking-age artifacts such as swords, spears and knives. I document my exploration in videos that explain my process and philosophy. Most of my work involves pattern-welding but I also branch out to more esoteric topics such as making Viking-age padlocks, scrolls or whatever else strikes my fancy.

While creating blades is only a hobby, it is my goal to produce high-quality videos that represent the beauty of the craft and convey a sense of serenity that comes when one completely focuses on the forging process with the forge fire roaring and hot scale flying off the anvil. In my narration I provide insights and explanation of the various steps required to create beautiful but functional ancient weaponry. 

Due to time constraints I can make no promises on how often I will be able to publish new videos but my plan is to continue producing videos as long as people find them interesting. No support needed! However, if you opt to become a patron, you will join my community here where I share insights in posts and will also have a chance to get credited in the videos I produce. As a patron you will also help with materials, rent as well as other equipment, e.g. cameras, lights, software, etc. It is not required but appreciated.

Recent posts by Niels Provos

Rewards
Grateful Supporter
$1 or more per month
Your support for my video documentation and forging efforts are very much appreciated! You also get early access to many posts here.
Karl Level Supporter
$5 or more per month
You realize that forging work is hard and that making videos takes a lot of time. In addition to getting early access to many posts here, your name will be mentioned as supporter in the description of upcoming videos. You will also be able to access 3d scans of old artifacts like axes and spears that I use for my own reference.
Jarl Level Supporter
$10 or more per month
You realize that forging and video work takes a lot of time; easily taking a hundred hours for documenting a complex project such as a pattern-welded sword. While only a small token of appreciation, your name will show up in the video credits of upcoming videos!
Thane Level Supporter
$20 or more per month
You take supporting my exploration of recreating Anglo-Saxon or Viking-age weaponry very seriously. Your name will get a special credit in upcoming videos. 
Rígr Level Supporter
$30 or more per month
You transcend all levels and don't want any rewards. No mention or credits necessary. The support is all that matters.