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25th October


About The Show

Skilled craftsmen use original techniques and ancient methods to recreate three items of historical importance, and show the processes involved in making them.


Oct 25



Episode 9


Traditional crafts people use traditional methods to create legendary objects. They include the English Longbow, horseshoes and old-style corsets.

Oct 25



Episode 10

Rondel Dagger/Clay Potter/Jeans

Artisans use traditional methods to create iconic historical artefacts. They include the Rondel Dagger, ceramic pottery and old-style jeans.

Nov 1



Episode 11

Wildcat/Wheel/Diddley Bow

World War II fanatics restore a Wildcat fighter plane, a craftsman uses century old methods to build a spoked wheel and a music lover makes a Diddley Bow.

Nov 1



Episode 12

Jeep/Carillon Bell/Hudson Bay Axe

Traditional craftspeople restore and create historical artefacts. They include a World War II Jeep, a Carillon Bell and the Hudson Bay Axe.

Episode 1

Garand/Barrel/Sports Balls

Artisans restore World War II rifle, the M1 Garand. Plus, they create barrels using traditional methods and American sports balls from the 19th century.

Episode 2

Armour/Engraving and Printing

Artisans forge the Greek hoplite soldier's breastplate. And, they make a print using early industrial wood engraving and create a beaver fur top hat.

Episode 3

Viking Shield/Illuminated Manuscript/Cheese

Artisans recreate a Viking shield. Plus, they hand-craft an illuminated manuscript and make delicious traditional cheese.

Episode 4

Katana/Daguerreotype/Electric Guitar

Craftspeople make the katana, the samurai's weapon of choice. They take a delicate daguerreotype photograph, and hand-make an electric guitar.

Episode 5

Bowie Knife/Windsor Chair/Chocolate

Using traditional methods, craftspeople recreate historic items. They make a huge Bowie knife and early industrial-style small batch chocolate.

Episode 6

Viking Spear/Blown Glass/Beer

Artisans create an intimidating Viking spear, a gorgeous blown glass dragon goblet and small batch Indian Pale Ale, all using traditional methods.

Episode 7

Claymore Sword/Wool/Boomerang

Traditional crafts people use traditional methods to create legendary objects. They include the Claymore Sword, old-style wool and the throwing stick.

Episode 8

Kukri Knife/Paper/Brooms

Artisans use time-honoured methods to create classic items. They include Gurkha warriors Kukri Knife, paper from bamboo, and shaker-style brooms.