By Greta Arwidsson
The chest used to be present in Mastrmyr at the the island of Gotland, Sweden in 1936. greater than two hundred gadgets have been present in and round it. so much are instruments that have been utilized by blacksmiths and carpenters, a lot of them amazingly sleek in visual appeal.
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123) obviously belongs with the carpentry tools, and was used to sharpen the cutting edges. There is no definite evidence that the Mastermyr smith also practised coopering. Draw-knives could, as we have seen, be used for other purposes as well; indeed draw-knife no. 54 has a rather straight edge, while a more curved edge would have been more practical for work inside a cask. Other tools connected with this craft are missing, such as the stave iron and hoop hook. In his study of coopering technique, Dag Trotzig identifies no.
124 and 135). g. VZG, pl. 273 no. found on objects in hoards dated to the tenth century, 2199, pl. 274 no. 2209 and pl. 275 no. 2223, which but also in later finds, such as the large annular brooch Nerman refers to the end of the Vendel period, period in the hoard from SigsarveIHejde, which was probably VII:5, while Stenberger 1958, pp. 117, 121, refers them deposited about 105&1060 (Stenberger 1947, 232, 1958, to the early Viking Age). p. 106). The stamp punch and the stamping pad cannot be In a study of gold bracteates, P:O.
Grave 736 is definitely from the tenth century while the other grave may be a little earlier. There can be no chronological significance in the fact that the large keys, with spool-shaped shanks of twisted rods or simple loop-bows, never occur in women's graves, which in the Vendel period and Viking Age often contain small keys of a great variety of types (VZG passim and Stenberger 1961, fig. 77). It is clear that the large keys were not carried on the bunch of keys and other small implements which women wore, and were thus not part of the collection of personal items which accompanied her in the grave.