Viking Longboat DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
Nick and the team create an exact replica of an 1,100-year-old ship using traditional materials and techniques.
What does it take to construct a Viking longboat? Or raise a looming stone tower like those that dotted the landscape of Medieval Europe? THE BIG BUILD reaches back to the past for challenges and inspiration and tackles the ultimate "how to" projects. Host and contractor Nick Mystrom enlists the help of experts from some of construction's most esoteric fields as he puts his hands on history.
In Anacortes, Washington, a stronghold of Scandinavian-American heritage, an 1,100-year-old Viking longship takes shape under the watchful eyes of THE BIG BUILD. Boatwright Jay Smith leads a team of specialists using authentic Viking tools and techniques: making rope from twigs and vine, forging nails and tools with the local blacksmith, and stitching together an authentic 10th-century Viking sail. In the end, Nick gives the vessel away and watches as it plies the waves with its proud (and surprised) new owner aboard.