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Sword and the Crucible: A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords Up to the 16th Century Alan Williams

Sword and the Crucible: A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords Up to the 16th Century

Alan Williams

Published February 25th 2013
ISBN : 9781280496325
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300 pages
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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 examplesMoreThe 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.