Interesting show last night on the History Channel. Modern Marvels is the show's name and the particular episode is named "Knives, Axes & Swords". I only got to see the last 1/2 hour but it showed a swordsmith making a Viking sword from iron ore all the way to the finished product. Also showed the steps to making an axe head.
Did a google on it and it looks like they show it about once every six months.