Built by Hand

SN 1 | EP 6 | The Claymore's Curse

The Claymore sword is a Scottish legend, a fierce two-handed, two-sided blade that can be as long as full-grown man is tall. Matthew Bujaki forges this massive piece of metal the old-fashioned way. Wool was so important in Europe that Spain instituted the death penalty for exporting sheep. Today, Jennifer Osborn makes wool using traditional tools in her rural farm. The oldest boomerang ever found was in the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Boomerangs were popular around the globe, as was its relative the throwing stick. John Cryderman makes both, providing a glimpse of our primitive past.

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