The Pattern-Welded Blade

Artistry in Iron



Publisher: Redd Ink Press

ISBN: 9780998708157


Page: N.A

View: 1845

Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations ever to emerge from the bladesmith's forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade.

Today's Blacksmith. the Modern Method Creation of a Pattern Welded Blade.: A Modern Method Tutorial on 'how-To Hand-Forge, Pattern Welded (Or, Commonl


Author: Robert P. Shyan-Norwalt

Publisher: Today's Blacksmith

ISBN: 9781092289115

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 158

View: 7145

Using new or reclaimed stock, with very few tools beyond hammer, anvil, and coal, even with a beginners knowledge of iron and steel, one can successfully craft a pattern welded blade of superior functionality in the modern sense and beauty as well.

Damascus and pattern-welded steels - Forging blades since the iron age

Forging blades since the iron age


Author: Madeleine Durand-Charre

Publisher: EDP Sciences

ISBN: 2759816354

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 3985

Steels are a class of materials with multiple and complicated transformations; this is true even for steels of the basic cutlery industry. A damascus steel is a fascinating subject to study, rich in multiple facets, that appears in a first approach as a composite material artistically exploited. Damacus steel was developed in the first millennium AD in India or Sri-Lanka. Its reputation is related to its exceptional properties and to the moire pattern. A similar damask pattern could be obtained by forge-welding giving rise to controversies. Recent findings allow a better understanding of this pattern formation. This book presents firstly, observations of ancient blade samples examined with modern technologies such as electron microscopy. The features of many typical swords from different periods are discussed: Celtic, Merovingian, Viking and oriental wootz swords, Persian shamshirs, Japanese katana, rapiers etc. In the second part, microstructural observations at different levels of magnification are displayed and their interpretation is discussed in detail, thus revealing the secret of sophisticated forgings. One chapter is devoted to introducing the main transformations undergone by these steels during the forging processes. The book is intended for all those people interested in the history of science and more specifically to the metallurgists, to the archaeologists and all the researchers confronted with the problems of the expertise of the vestiges, to the blacksmiths, and to the collectors of valuable artistic blades. Madeleine Durand-Charre has taught structural metallurgy at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble and at the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble. Her research work concerned microstructure formation and determination of phase equilibria. She investigated complex alloys such as superalloys and steels. Her work on vanadium cast irons was awarded the Vanadium Shield in 1989 from the Institute of Metals. She is author of several books and articles in metallurgy.

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature


Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851157160

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 7891

This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.

Swords of the Viking Age


Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843830892

Category: History

Page: 152

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Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.

Anglo-Saxon England


Author: Martin Biddle,Julian Brown,Peter Clemoes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521038650

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 2558

Through close analysis and careful weighing of evidence the authors of this volume tackle a wide range of questions in Anglo-Saxon history and culture and often arrive at opinions different from those generally accepted. Contributions are made on subjects as diverse as the Anglo-Saxon settlement, early Northumbrian history, the 'weapon' vocabulary of Beowulf, world history in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a woman's stock of clothes in the mid-tenth century and vernacular preaching before 'lfric. Historical studies are represented by an examination of the position of the 'theling in matters of royal succession, by a refutation of the doctrine of muddle in the records of earliest Northumbria and by an identification of the sources of the Chronicle's knowledge of world history, showing in particular that the compilation of the Chronicle and the composition of the Old English Orosius are not likely to have been closely connected, as has often been thought. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

Radiography of Cultural Material


Author: Julia Tum,Andrew Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136369945

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 8474

Radiography can be an invaluable tool for the study of a diverse array of cultural materials including metals, ceramics, paper, paintings and human and animal remains. In this book, experts in the field bring to life their experiences with the different materials, describing the techniques that can be employed to discover the stories behind the objects. This second edition, available in paperback for the first time, includes new case studies and images, as well as whole new sections on digital imaging, quality control and animal mummies.

The Sword and the Crucible

A History of the Metallurgy of European Swords up to the 16th Century


Author: Alan Williams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004229337

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 5660

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.

Ancient Weapons in Britain


Author: Logan Thompson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473811864

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2169

A groundbreaking study of the weaponry used in combat thousands of years ago. Few accounts of ancient warfare have looked at how the weapons were made and how they were actually used in combat. Logan Thompson's pioneering survey traces the evolution of weapons in Britain across three thousand years, from the Bronze Age to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Insights gained from painstaking practical research and technical analysis shed new light on the materials used, the processes of manufacture, the development of the weapons, and their effectiveness. His account features new information about the weapons themselves and their origin and design—as well as a fascinating new perspective on the practice of early warfare.

Microstructure of Steels and Cast Irons


Author: Madeleine Durand-Charre

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540209638

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 3933

The book comprises three parts. Part 1 gives a historical description of the development of ironworking techniques since the earliest times. Part 2 is the core of the book and deals with the metallurgical basis of microstructures, with four main themes: phase diagrams, solidification processes, diffusion, and solid state phase transformations. Part 3 begins by an introduction to steel design principles. It then goes on to consider the different categories of steels, placing emphasis on their specific microstructural features. Finally, a comprehensive reference list includes several hundred pertinent articles and books. The book is the work of a single author, thus ensuring uniformity and concision. It is intended for scientists, metallurgical engineers and senior technicians in research and development laboratories, design offices and quality departments, as well as for teachers and students in universities, technical colleges and other higher education establishments.