To make a spearhead like a Norman smith from the year 1066, you have to start with an iron steel sandwich. Yup, a piece of hard iron or steel gets sandwiched between two pieces of soft iron until they’re all hammered and welded together. After that, a socket needs to be made, which means the smith flattens out the metal wide enough so it can be folded into a circle to stick a wooden shaft in.

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The blade is then shaped, finished, and fitted to a stick—and boom, you’re ready for battle.

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