Published: 12.07. 2008
Edited: Sun 7 Dec 2008, at 20:26 (GMT +1)
Svartkrutt.net is owned and maintained me whose name is Øyvind Flatnes. I'm a Norwegian black powder shooter and I started this web site in February 2000. The ambition was to provide Norwegians with a black powder site in our native language, but since then most of the content is also translated to English. I'm also the author of a black powder book, which was published in March 2005. This book is currently available in Norwegian only.
On svartkrutt.net you can read my articles about various black powder related activities, participate on the international discussion board, chat or find interesting black powder or antique firearms on the market pages. The discussion forum has become a valuable archive of interesting articles. Sign up and participate!
About Øyvind FlatnesBorn: 1978 in Norway.
- 1994-1997: Skeisvang upper secondary school.
- 1997-1998: Infantry squad leader in the Royal Navy's coast artillery.
- 2000-2003: BA from the University of Bergen (UiB) with history and media science as subjects.
- 2003-2005: MA in history from UiB. Specialised in medieval military history.
Publications by Øyvind Flatnes
From left to right: The book "Vakre våpen - svart krutt", the MA thesis about the peasant levies in operational service and various articles for magazines such as Våpenjournalen, Muskedunderen, Krudtslam and Krutkorn.
From July 2003 to July 2007 I was the editor of Muskedunderen ("The Blunderbuss"), the publication of the Norwegian Black Powder Union. Below you see some of the covers I was responsible for.