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    Default Meteoric Iron?

    I saw this today and was wondering if anyone has heard of this being attempted by Japanese sword producers?

    I did think it was a pretty neat idea, though...

    http://blastr.com/2010/09/terry-pratchett-made-his.php

    Thoughts?
    Gil Zepeda

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    Metoric iron is often used to make Indonesian weapons.

    The big nickel deposits in Ontario are meteoric.

    But, for the most part, FE is FE. It's what you mix with it that makes it special or not.

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    Gil, there were a number of Nihonto made using meteoritic iron over the past few hundred years, & I've been working on writing a paper for about a year. I'm still collecting info & examples, & will gladly post it for anyone who's interested once I'm done...probably in another year. And I'll gladly use any info that the forum forwards to me!
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    I would love to see some examples of some blades that have some meteoric content. Very cool, indeed.
    Gil Zepeda

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    Jim Hrisoulas has a very informative article about meteoric iron and swords here ... Meteoric iron forging
    Paul Smith
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    Great pics, thanks, Paul!
    Gil Zepeda

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    Default swords from Meteoric iron

    Hi all,
    one guy posted some pictures of swords from Meteoric iron on discussion in czech sword forum...

    Here are the links to his pictures:
    http://forum.katana.cz/download/file.php?id=238

    http://forum.katana.cz/download/file.php?id=236

    http://forum.katana.cz/download/file.php?id=239

    http://forum.katana.cz/download/file.php?id=237

    Here is a link to the forum thread:
    http://forum.katana.cz/viewtopic.php...=243&start=124

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