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This Swordsmith Hacks Ancient Weapons to Unlock the Secrets of Viking Metallurgy

Jeff Pringle is a US-based swordsmith, so it’s no surprise he has has hundreds of pre-industrial and Viking-era swords, axes, knives and other sharp, wonderful artefacts in his collection. But Pringle describes his collection as almost “accidental” and he the way he uses his collection has put the blades he makes himself in high demand amongst living history fans eager to use a weapon as close to historically accurate as possible. Read More >>

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This Engineer Obsessively Restores His Gigantic Collection of Vintage Computers

Marc Verdiell is obsessed with clunky, vintage computers. He has over a hundred pieces in his collection, mostly early HP and IBM computers and test equipment, which he cleans, repairs, and displays in his extremely tidy basement. The standout, of course, is the Xerox Alto from the 1970s. Read More >>