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damascus steel

2007-05-10 01:33:51.141486+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

This one's for Larry, because at one point he was interested in good knives, a fascinating article on Damascus steel: The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades (via Sensible Erection).

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-10 14:02:51.725002+00 by: petronius

Doesn't the legend say that the Damascus swordsmith would heat the blade to the proper point and then plunge it into the living heart of an enemy prisoner? No wonder modern metallurgists have trouble reproducing the process!