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Reviving the Ancient Art of Making Persian Crucible Steel for Bladed Weaponry

By M. Moshtagh Khorasani, Diplom-Anglist




Reviving the Ancient Art of Making Persian Crucible Steel for Bladed Weaponry

This article explains three traditional methods of manufacturing Persian crucible steel and describes recent attempts to replicate the results of traditional crucible steel making. The illustrated process includes making of crucible steel cakes and forging them into bars, and polishing and etching them to reveal the crucible steel pattern.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 17 No. 1 (2008): 14 pages.


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