[MUD-Dev] Re: Spell components, chemistry, and the like...
greear at cyberhighway.net
Wed Nov 11 19:23:16 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, Ling wrote:
> nuggets on it to absorb the carbon. Then there's the rather funky
> technique that produces blades that have wavy dark-light bands because the
> blacksmiths varied the carbon content, Damocles blades, I think. This is
> what I like about rpgs, learning random stuff like this!
Just for trivia:
Actually, it's Damascus blades. They are made by layering high
carbon steel which is very hard, but brittle, with softer, more
pliable steel. This ideally yields a blade that will hold an
edge, but that will not shatter if bashed against some poor fool's
There's a city over in Turkey (or nearby..forget my geography)
called Damascus... I would hazzard a guess that folks from there
invented it, but I don't really know. Anyone know? Been meaning
to shore up that piece of my trivia knowledge for a while :)
> | Ling Lo (cod)
> _O_O_ kllo at iee.org
> MUD-Dev: Advancing an unrealised future.
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