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Secrets of the Viking Sword Preview

Preview: Season 39 Episode 13 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon.

Aired: 08/09/12

Rating: NR

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