Last brick. NARRATOR: Closed at the top and vented from the side, this oven traps more heat than other European furnaces of the time. The saga ends with King Hrlfr dying in a battle and being buried with his sword Skfnungr. For example, images from the Bayeux tapestry (left) show combatants using their axes two-handed, but left-handed. When Gumundr later saw the axe and asked why it was bloody, Hrappr replied that he had been taking care of svarr’s backache. The sagas suggest that in some cases, the fribnd had to be untied to allow the sword to be drawn.