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Got a message over Facebook today, this is my new bow in the works, ready for tillering.

It’s in the Hedeby/Ballinderry style and is suited for my period. It’s going to draw between 80-85lbs@28” hopefully with some overdraw. Made out of Australian Pink Ash.

This is the first viking thing I’ve posted personally in a while, so I’ll update when I can.

With thanks to Outlaw Bows for making this beautiful piece of art.

Little shooting with gynvaelaine photographie….

Little shooting with gynvaelaine photographie.
I wanted to have more than 3 pict about my “new” great moravian sets.

portrait by : @maenadscraft

portrait by : @maenadscraft

This years with @maenadscraft and 3 other frie…

This years with @maenadscraft and 3 other friends we were invited at “Ulfrfold”.
The viking village in Chevroz for a amazing camp of 4 days !

When @maenadscraft take care of the the pitcur…

When @maenadscraft take care of the the pitcure <3

i visited the Hungarian national Museum last M…

i visited the Hungarian national Museum last March.

More pict : https://www.facebook.com/borghild.haraddottir/media_set?set=a.1794202297309654.1073741977.100001597048875&type=3

The “ Gardiens du fleuve” in october organized…

The “ Gardiens du fleuve” in october organized a private camp in Switzerland mountain.
Amazing moment we had, sun, hapiness and snow !

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so m…

Amping up for my trip back to Scandinavia so much to do so little time. Hopefully two weeks is enough time to see Norway, Sweden and maybe Denmark.

Heres a photo of me at the @vikingvalley.no Festival a beautiful place called Gudvangen where babies raise their cups to the roar of “skål!!” Where everyone crafts, from jewelry to wood working, Nålbinding to black smithing, truly the most inspiring place i have ever visited, so close to the sky you can almost shout up to the gods on top the mountain.

Chase your dreams, for they wont chase you.

#gudvangen #reenactment #viking #heathen #crafter #vikinkgship #norway #scandinavia #vikingvalley #vikingage #history #medieval #fjord #inspiration #mountains #nature #gods #odin

Really appreciate everyones patience and under…

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Really appreciate everyones patience and understanding that artisan made items take time to create, leather in a lot of ways is very unforgiving a single miss strike of the hammer or hell even a too long finger nail gently touching the wet surface can ruin the thing before its dried and cured. I work as fast as i humanely can with 6 years of professional leather work under my belt. So i think the next time i get a complaint for taking to long i will challenge the person to make the item faster then me and just as nice haha hell i would probably offer them a job if they were able to do it!

#leather #leatherwork #lykos #medieval #medievalbelt #norse #ringbelt #garb #vikinggarb #handmade #handcrafted #buyheathenmade

Officially back from our weekend event, unpack…

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Officially back from our weekend event, unpacked and orders are now flying out the door again! I wanted to share a bit of the madness of events this was a Slow day right before jousting but it was such a fun event as always. Some highlights for me at the @sonora_celtic_faire is always Welsh cakes, Meat pies and the real jousting/mele is always a treat.

#jousting #mele #combat #medieval #medievalcombat #celtic #celticaire #renfaire #renaissancefestival #renaissance #viking