The Sword and the Crucible

The Sword and the Crucible

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The sword was the most important of weapons, but relatively little has been written about its metallurgy. The results of the microscopic examination of over a hundred swords are used to tell the story of the making of swords from the first examples through the Middle Ages to the 16th century.Evidently the heating for one operation (gilding) was found to interfere, or thought to be likely to interfere, with the ... 1 For the manufacture of steel suits of armour, see Williams, A. a€œThe Knight and the Blast Furnacea€ (Leiden, 2003) 203a€“329.

Title:The Sword and the Crucible
Author:Alan Williams
Publisher:BRILL - 2012-05-03


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