Extraction of iron


Bars of raw iron have been imported from Sweden, among other places, but it has also been necessary for the smith to extract iron from local sources of bog ore, in order to have sufficient raw materials for his production.

Our very own smith and expert in the art of extracting iron, Michael Nissen, has created a highly interesting web site documenting his experiments with extracting iron here at Ribe VikingeCenter as well as other places: www.jernmager.dk (Danish).

His experiments have resulted in a report, which can be downloaded here. (Danish)