Samuel Holmesson

Samuel Holmesson

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This is a set of tools which belonged to an Iron Age Viking craftsman. They apparently went overboard and were lost while he was trying to cross lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools was found at the bottom of the former lake, which had turned into a bog over the centuries. This man had quite a collection of axes, hammers, tongs, punches, plate shears, saw blades, files, rasps, drills, chisels, knives, awls and whetstones among the 200…

1000 years ago some Viking lost in the lake his chest with axes, sawdrills, chisels, knives, awls and 200 other objects. In 1936 on an island off the coast of Sweden a farmer plowing a recently drained swampland was stopped.